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COVID-19 Update – 22-05-2021

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COVID-19 Update

Saturday May 22nd 2021

There are 8 new positive cases to report as of 6pm today. The first case is from Muanikoso in Nasinu and is a contact of the Vunimono/Nadali cluster.

The second case presented to Samabula Health Centre with COVID-19 symptoms. Six members of her household in Samabula have now also tested positive. At this early stage of investigations there has been no link established between these and other cases.

The public should expect extensive investigations and screening to be ongoing tonight related to these cases in Muanikoso and Samabula.

Three patients have recovered today, which means there are now 69 active cases. (please note that there was a miscount of 65 active cases reported in the afternoon update when it should have been 64 active cases).

Fiji has had 206 cases in total, with 133 recoveries and 4 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th 2020.

A total of 86,742 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted since we started testing in early 2020.

A total 2802 samples were tested yesterday. Please note that the daily test number  for the laboratory at Tamavua Twomey Hospital has not been received so the actual number of tests for yesterday is higher than currently reported. The daily average of testing over the last 7 days now at 2087 tests per day. The 7 day average daily test positivity is at 0.5%, with test positivity at 0.4% in the last day. An average of 2.4 tests per 1000 population were conducted daily over the last 7 days, with 3.2 tests per 1000 population in the last day.

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