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COVID-19 Update – 25-05-2021

Last Updated on 2 months by Publishing Team

Media Release
COVID-19 Update
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Evening Update
There are 11 new positive cases to report since the afternoon update and as of 6 pm today.
Ten of the new cases are from one household in Kinoya linked to the Extra Supermarket cluster. The eleventh case is a work contact of case 206 from the Samabula cluster, who works for FICAC. Contact tracing investigations are ongoing and the public should expect to see our teams on the ground conducting these investigations throughout Suva.
Though cases have currently not been detected in Lami, the public should also expect to see increased screening activities there in an effort to ramp up our community surveillance beyond the current known areas where cases have been found.
12 patients have recovered, which means there are now 108 active cases in isolation. Fiji has had 259 cases in total, with 147 recoveries and 4 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th, 2020.
Results have been received from the remaining 4000 of the 11,000 total backlogged samples that were sent to two private laboratories in Melbourne, Australia, for testing. There are zero positive results reported from these samples. Our reference lab, the Melbourne Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory at the Doherty Institute, is now conducting verification of these results.
A total of 92,821 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted since we started testing in early 2020.
A total of 2496 samples were tested yesterday. The daily average of testing over the last 7 days is 2496 tests per day. The 7-day average daily test positivity is at 0.5%, and also 0.8% on the last day. An average of 2.8 tests per 1000 population was conducted daily over the last 7 days, with 2.8 tests per 1000 population also on the last day.