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COVID-19 Update – 31-03-2021

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COVID-19 Update

March 31st 2021

There are 0 new cases of COVID-19 to report in this update.

1 active case remains admitted at the Lautoka hospital isolation unit. It has been 14 days since the last border quarantine case was reported, and 347 days since the last case was detected outside border quarantine on April 18th 2020.

Fiji has had 67 cases in total, with 64 recoveries and 2 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th 2020. The last 49 cases have been international travel associated cases detected in border quarantine.

A total of 37,804 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily average of 260 tests per day over the last 7 days, and a weekly average of 1670 tests per week over the last 2 weeks.

There are currently 1002 people who have recently arrived from overseas undergoing mandatory 14 day quarantine in government supervised border quarantine facilities.

Following the receipt of 100,000 doses of COVID-19 Astrazeneca vaccines from India on Monday March 29th, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services is announcing the second phase of the rollout of vaccines. From Tuesday April 6th approximately 50,000 people will be eligible to receive this 2-dose vaccine. This group includes the rest of the frontline staff at the borders, all healthcare workers (including those in private healthcare), police and military officers, tourism and hotel workers, and civil servants. Also eligible to receive the vaccine will be those over the age of 60, and people with medical conditions that increase the risk of severe disease if they do get infected with COVID-19. You will fall into this category if you are currently attending a Special Outpatients Department (SOPD) clinic with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, or similar with a private healthcare provider. This includes people with diabetes, asthma, and heart conditions.

The list of locations where people can get vaccinated will be released later this week.

We urge all Fijians over the age of 18, and especially people eligible for this second phase, to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. You must be registered to receive your vaccine. To register please visit vra.digitalfiji.gov.fj or your nearest health centre with your birth registration or citizenship number and photo ID. The birth registration number (BRN) is printed on your birth certificate. If you do not have your birth certificate you can get your BRN free of charge from any Birth, Deaths, and Marriage (BDM) Registry or your nearest health centre.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccination in Fiji please visit http://www.health.gov.fj/covid-vaccine/vaccine-faqs/

The next scheduled update will be on Friday April 2nd.

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