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COVID-19 Update – 09-05-2021

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COVID-19 Update

Sunday May 9th 2021

As announced by the Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services today, we have 3 new cases to report.

These new cases are all linked to case number 136, the gentleman from Saru, Lautoka who presented with COVID-like symptoms to the Natabua health centre and tested positive on Friday. One of the new cases is his wife, another is his daughter, and the third was a primary contact of his wife.  All three have been in isolation since yesterday. The contact tracers are locating and quarantining their close contacts. All other known primary contacts relating to the three have tested negative.

2 more patients have recovered, so now there are 38 active cases remaining in isolation facilities. 7 are border quarantine cases, 26 local transmission, and 5 are under investigation to determine the source of transmission. The recently deceased case (our 3rd COVID-19 death) and a recently recovered case are still under investigation to determine the source of transmission and, along with the other 5, are currently considered to be cases of community transmission.

Total active cases in isolation = 38 (7 border quarantine cases, 26 locally transmitted cases, 5 under investigation)

Fiji has had 139 cases in total, with 98 recoveries and 3 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th 2020.

A total of 65,225 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily average of 1710 tests per day over the last 7 days, and 1616 tests conducted yesterday. Our weekly average is 8529 tests per week over the last 2 weeks, with a record 10,237 tests done this week. Our overall test positivity is 0.2% and our 7 day average daily test positivity is 0.2%.

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