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COVID-19 Update – 25-04-2021

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Media Release                                                                   

COVID-19 Update

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

As announced by the Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services today, we have 4 new cases of COVID-19. The first case is a 30-year-old female known close contact of case 74 (hotel quarantine worker case) who has been in quarantine since Monday 19th April. She tested negative on her first test upon entering quarantine and has now tested positive after 4 days in quarantine.

The next 2 cases are a couple, a 52-year-old male and a 51-year-old female, who attended the funeral at Tavakubu together on April 16th and 17th and had contact with case 74. They were transferred into a government-supervised quarantine facility on Thursday, April 22nd after developing symptoms. Their movement between the funeral and when they were transferred into the quarantine facility is currently the subject of contact tracing investigations.

The 4th case is a 29-year-old female from Makoi in Nasinu. Her link to the current cluster of local cases is not yet clear and investigations are ongoing. At this stage, she is being considered a case of community transmission (a case with no known link to other cases or international travel) pending further investigation. Please refer to the Permanent Secretary’s statement today for more information.

With this latest case, there are now 24 active cases in isolation. Five are older border quarantine cases announced before Sunday, April 18th. Nine are recently announced border quarantine cases, and 10 are locally transmitted cases.

Total active cases in isolation = 24 (14 border quarantine cases and 10 locally transmitted cases)

Fiji has had 91 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.

A total of 47,430 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily average of 653 tests per day over the last 7 days. Daily testing has increased in line with the response to the recent local cases, with 1007 tests conducted yesterday. Our overall test positivity is 0.2% and our 7-day average daily test positivity is 0.5%.

 

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