PRESS RELEASE

COVID-19 Update – 17-03-2021

Media Release                                                                   

COVID-19 Update

March 17th, 2021

There are 0 new cases of COVID-19 to report in this update.

It has been 10 days since the last border quarantine case was reported. There have been 3 new recoveries, leaving 1 active border quarantine case currently admitted at the Lautoka hospital isolation unit.

It has been 333 days since the last case was detected outside border quarantine on April 18th, 2020.

Fiji has had 66 cases in total, with 63 recoveries and 2 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th, 2020. The last 48 cases have been international travel-associated cases detected in border quarantine.

A total of 34,346 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily average of 248 tests per day over the last 7 days, and a weekly average of 1615 tests per week over the last 2 weeks.

There are currently 949 people who have recently arrived from overseas undergoing mandatory 14-day quarantine in government-supervised border quarantine facilities.

For more information on COVID-19 in Fiji please visit the Ministry of Health and Medical Services web page http://www.health.gov.fj/covid-19-updates/

The next scheduled update will be on Friday, March 19th.

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