PRESS RELEASE

COVID-19 Update – 02-05-2021

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COVID-19 Update

Sunday, May 2nd 2021

As announced by the Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services today, there are 0 new cases to report.

49 active cases remain in isolation. Sixteen are border quarantine cases, 31 are locally transmitted cases, and 2 are under investigation to determine the source of transmission.

Total active cases in isolation = 49 (16 border quarantine cases, 31 locally transmitted cases, 2 under investigation)

Fiji has had 119 cases in total, with 68 recoveries and 2 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th, 2020.

A total of 53,253 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily average of 832 tests per day over the last 7 days, and a weekly average of 3485 tests per week over the last 2 weeks, with a record 5169 tests done last week. Testing has increased in line with the response to the recent local cases, with 1212 tests conducted yesterday. Our overall test positivity is 0.2% and our 7-day average daily test positivity is 0.6%.

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