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COVID-19 Update

Friday April 30th 2021

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

This is the 41 year old wife of case number 110 — the first individual in Ra who tested positive for the virus earlier this week. She has been admitted in a quarantine facility since Tuesday April 27th. Contact tracing continues for this couple.

With this latest case there are now 50 active cases in isolation. Five are older border quarantine cases announced before Sunday April 18th. Fourteen are recently announced border quarantine cases, 29 are locally transmitted cases, and 2 are under investigation to determine the source of transmission.

Total active cases in isolation = 50 (19 border quarantine cases, 29 locally transmitted cases, 2 under investigation)

Fiji has had 117 cases in total, with 65 recoveries and 2 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th 2020.

A total of 51,014 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily average of 774 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 1018 tests conducted yesterday. Our overall test positivity is 0.2% and our 7 day average daily test positivity is 0.7%. 

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