PRESS RELEASE

COVID-19 Update – 23-05-2021

Media Release

COVID-19 Update

Sunday May 23rd 2021

There are 6 new positive cases to report as of 6pm today.

The first 2 cases are from Muanikoso in Nasinu and are primary contacts of other cases.

The next 4 cases tested positive while in quarantine and are primary contacts of one of the Extra Supermarket employee cases.

There are now 92 active cases in isolation.

Fiji has had 230 cases in total, with 134 recoveries and 4 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th 2020.

A total of 88,294 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted since we started testing in early 2020.

A total of 1629 samples were tested yesterday May 22nd. The daily test count of 183 tests at Tamavua Twomey Hospital had been added to yesterday’s data, and a miscount of 300 corrected, so now there are 2685 tests in total recorded for testing on May 21st.

The daily average of testing over the last 7 days now at 2267 tests per day. The 7 day average daily test positivity is at 0.4%, with test positivity rising to 1.1% in the last day. An average of 2.6 tests per 1000 population were conducted daily over the last 7 days, with 1.2 tests per 1000 population in the last day.

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