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COVID-19 Update – 27-04-2021

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COVID-19 Update

Tuesday April 27th 2021

As announced by the Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services today, we have 6 new cases to report.

The six cases were detected among Fijians who are currently in quarantine or isolation facilities. Four of the six new cases come from soldiers completing 14 days quarantine in a government supervised border quarantine facility after recently returning from overseas duties.

The next two cases were confirmed among family members of the lady from Wainitarawau in Cunningham. These family members have been admitted in the Navua isolation unit since Wednesday April 21st and tested negative on their first 2 tests in quarantine. As they have now tested positive after 5 days in quarantine they are not considered a transmission risk to the public

With these latest cases there are now 42 active cases in isolation. Five are older border quarantine cases announced before Sunday April 18th. Thirteen are recently announced border quarantine cases, and 24 are locally transmitted cases.

Total active cases in isolation = 42 (18 border quarantine cases and 24 locally transmitted cases)

Fiji has had 109 cases in total, with 65 recoveries and 2 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th 2020.

A total of 48,677 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily average of 777 tests per day over the last 7 days. Daily testing has increased in line with the response to the recent local cases, with 510 tests conducted yesterday. Our overall test positivity is 0.2% and our 7 day average daily test positivity is 0.7%.