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COVID-19 Update – 09-06-2021

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Media Release
COVID-19 Update

Wednesday June 9th 2021

Evening Summary

As announced by the Permanent Secretary there are 35 new cases to report today.

26 of the new cases are linked to the following existing clusters:

IMT: 5
CWMH: 18
Navy: 1
Nawaka, Nadi: 1
Caubati: 1

9 cases are currently under investigation to determine if they have any links to other cases. These cases are from Lami (2), Nasinu (2), Valelevu (2), Koronivia (2), Toorak (1).

15 patients have recovered, which means there are now 624 active cases in isolation. There have been 810 cases during the current outbreak that started in April 2021.

We have recorded a total of 880 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020. There have been 249 recoveries and 4 deaths due to COVID-19. A total of 3 COVID-19 positive patients have died from pre-existing non-COVID-19 related illnesses.

Testing update

A total of 93,066 samples have been tested since this outbreak started in April 2021, with 135,927 tested since testing began in early 2020. An undercount of total tests was reported yesterday, this has been corrected in today’s update.

3200 tests have been recorded for 8th June. As more testing number data is received from the labs this number is expected to increase. The national 7-day daily test average is 3107 tests per day or 3.5 per 1000 population. The national 7-day average daily test positivity is 1.9%.

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