PRESS RELEASE

COVID-19 Update – 11-05-2021

Media Release

COVID-19 Update

Tuesday May 11th 2021

As announced by the Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services today, we have 12 new cases to report.

All 12 cases are from Makoi and are close contacts of case 140, the woman who presented to the  Makoi Health Centre yesterday with COVID-19 symptoms. Four of our positive patients are her household members, seven are from an adjoining home, and one is a secondary contact. All have been entered into isolation, and contact tracing investigations continue.

5 more cases have recovered, so there are now 43 active cases in isolation facilities. 6 are border quarantine cases, 31 local transmission, and 6 are under investigation to determine the source of transmission. Cases under investigation are considered as community transmission until proven otherwise.

Total active cases in isolation = 43 (6 border quarantine cases, 31 locally transmitted cases, 6 under investigation)

Fiji has had 152 cases in total, with 106 recoveries and 3 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th 2020.

A total of 68,882 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily average of 1794 tests per day over the last 7 days, and 2217 tests conducted yesterday.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 average of 2 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.