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COVID-19 Situation Update – 23-04-2021

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COVID-19 Update

Friday 23rd April 2021

As announced by the Permanent Secretary today, we have 0 new cases of COVID-19 to report.

There remain 19 active cases in isolation. Five are older border quarantine cases announced before Sunday April 18th. Nine are recently announced border quarantine cases, and five are locally transmitted cases linked back to the RFMF soldier who was infected while working in a border quarantine facility.

Total active cases in isolation= 19 (14 border quarantine cases and 5 locally transmitted cases)

Fiji has had 86 cases in total, with 65 recoveries and 2 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th 2020. 63 of these cases have been international travel associated cases detected in border quarantine. And 5 recently announced cases are our first cases of local transmission in over 1 year.

A total of 45,595 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily average of 493 tests per day over the last 7 days, and a weekly average of 1892 tests per week over the last 2 weeks. Our overall tests positivity is 0.2% and our 7 day average daily test positivity is 0.5%. Daily testing has increased in line with the response to the recent local cases, with 1114 tests conducted yesterday.

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