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COVID-19 Update – 28-04-2021

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Media Release
COVID-19 Update

Wednesday, April 28th 2021

As announced by the Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services today, we have 2 new cases to report.

The first case is a 53-year old caretaker of the Ra Provincial Office. This case will require additional investigation to determine if he is linked to other cases. He has been moved securely to the isolation ward at Lautoka Hospital, as per our protocol for positive cases. Contact tracing investigations are underway and his household contacts have been quarantined. Please see the Permanent Secretary’s statement today for more information.

The second case is a 25-year old male household member of a previously confirmed case, the lady from Makoi. He stayed in Makoi from April 12th-19th, after which he went to Vunimono in Nausori. We established that he was a close contact through contact tracing and he was tested. He has been securely transferred to the Navua hospital isolation ward and the Vunimono household members have been quarantined. Contact tracing investigations are underway for this case.

With these latest cases, there are now 44 active cases in isolation. Five are older border quarantine cases announced before Sunday, April 18th. Thirteen are recently announced border quarantine cases, 25 are locally transmitted cases, and 1 is under investigation.

Total active cases in isolation = 44 (18 border quarantine cases, 25 locally transmitted cases, 1 under investigation)

Fiji has had 111 cases in total, with 65 recoveries and 2 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th, 2020.

A total of 49,362 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily average of 839 tests per day over the last 7 days, and a weekly average of 3485 tests per week over the last 2 weeks, with a record 5169 tests done last week. Testing has increased in line with the response to the recent local cases, with 685 tests conducted yesterday. Testing is expected to increase with today’s delivery of 4 new GeneXpert machines. Our overall test positivity is 0.2% and our 7-day average daily test positivity is 0.6%.

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