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COVID-19 Update – 14-05-2021

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COVID-19 Update

Friday May 14th 2021

As announced by the Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services today, we have 1 new cases to report. While testing is still on pause at Fiji CDC testing it has continued at Tamavua Twomey Hospital, CWM Hospital, Labasa Hospital and Lautoka Hospital.  Based on that testing we currently have one new case of COVID-19 to report. This new case is a household member of the Lakena cases reported earlier, and he was already in isolation at Navua Hospital when he registered a positive result. Given his first test upon entering quarantine was negative, we do not view him as a high-risk case for wider transmission.

We have had 5 patients recover. This means there are now 48 active cases. 6 are border quarantine cases, 29 are of local transmission, and 13 remain under investigation.

Cases under investigation are considered as community transmission until proven otherwise.

Total active cases in isolation = 48 (6 border quarantine cases, 29 locally transmitted cases, 13 under investigation)

Fiji has had 166 cases in total, with 114 recoveries and 4 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th 2020.

Due to the temporary shutdown of Fiji CDC the most recent testing data is not available.

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