COVID-19 Update – 10-05-2021

Media Release

COVID-19 Update

Monday May 10th 2021

As announced by the Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services today, we have 1 new case to report.

The new case is a woman from Kalokalo, Makoi, who presented to the Makoi health centre today with COVID-19 symptoms. At this very early stage in the investigation, no link has been established between this case and others. Investigation is ongoing to determine the source of infection and this will be considered as another case of com-munity transmission until proven otherwise.

3 more patients have recovered, so there are now 36 active cases remaining in isola-tion facilities. 7 are border quarantine cases, 23 local transmission, and 6 are under investigation to determine the source of transmission. The recently deceased case (our 3rd COVID-19 death) and a recently recovered case are also still under investiga-tion to determine the source of transmission. Cases under investigation are consid-ered as community transmission until proven otherwise.

Total active cases in isolation = 36 (7 border quarantine cases, 23 locally transmitted cases, 6 under investigation)

Fiji has had 140 cases in total, with 101 recoveries and 3 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th 2020.

A total of 66,605 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily aver-age of 1660 tests per day over the last 7 days, and 1380 tests conducted yesterday. Yesterday’s test count from 2 labs has not yet been received so the actual daily testing number for yesterday is higher than currently reported. The weekly average is 8529 tests per week over the last 2 weeks, with a record 10,237 tests done last week. The overall test positivity is 0.2% and 7 day average daily test positivity is 0.2%. An aver-age of 1.9 tests per 1000 population was conducted daily over the last 7 days, and 9.6 per 1000 population per week averaged over the last 2 weeks.