Ministry of Health continues to trace, screen and test all contacts of current COVID-19 cases in Fiji

There is a new daily record of new COVID-19 cases as Permanent Secretary of Health Dr James Fong announced 522 cases and 3 deaths of COVID-19 for the 24-hour period that ended in 8am yesterday.

Dr Fong says they are seriously concerned that some people with severe illness do not present to a medical facility until late in their illness.

He says we unfortunately still see people with serious illnesses dying at home or on their way to hospital, before medical teams have a chance to administer what could potentially save lives.

A full breakdown of areas of interest has been posted online on the ministry’s COVID-19 dashboard.

You can view active cases and areas of interest at the dashboard link on our website, fijivillage.

According to the official COVID-19 dashboard, active cases are in High Street, Toorak Road, Charles Street, Augustus Street, Brown Street, Extension Street, Suva Street, Waimanu Road, Eden Street, Knolly Street, Pender Street, Berry Road, Gorrie Street, Gordon Street, McGregor Road, Denison Road, Bau Street, Holmes Street, Service Street, Victoria Parade, Southern Cross Road, Epeli Street, Ratu Cakobau Road, Vesi Road, Moti Street, Lekutu Street, Eliza Street, Vuivui Road, Vudi Road, Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasova Road, Charlton Avenue, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Laucala Bay Road, Fletcher Road, Grantham Road, Falvey Road, Howell Road, Rewa Street, Bale Street, Greene Street, Ambler Place, McFarlane Road, Kapadia Place, Nairai Road, Avon Place, Derrick Street, Bryce Street, Davui Lane, Browning Street, Aidney Road, Gaji Road, Shalimar Street, Fletcher Road, Nacara Street, Millet Street, Viria Road, Malau Place, Wailea Street, Nanuku Street , Rifle Range Road, Jerusalem Road, Princes Ro ad, Res ervoir Road, Korovou Prison along Queens Road, Amra Street, Narain Jetty, Saint Giles Hospital along Reservoir Road, Crompton Place, Ratu Mara Road, Vatoa Road, Sovu Place, Nayau Street, Lakeba Street, Bureta Street , Helsen Street, Mead Road, Oneata Street, Bougainville Street, March Place, Vunakece Road, Griffith Place, Padam Lala Road, Sukanaivalu Road, Kameli Place, Sotutu Place, Queen Elizabeth Barracks, Salala Place, Kabatia Place, Tikaram Place, Salato Road , Ragg Avenue, Petrie Road. Nokonoko Road, Sekoula Road, Bulei Road, Vashantilal Road, Vesivesi Road, Kinoya Road, Tivi Road, Sarosaro Street, Ratu Dovi Road, Kabote Circle, Reba Circle, Savai Place, Qarase Street, Duvula Street, Tomanu Street, Nawanawa Road, Maqbool Road, Mandir Street, Nasole Road, Nadawa Road, Rosi Street, Makosoi Road, Nasinu Road, Kabatua Lane, Pilling Road, Naveiwakau Road, Nayavumata Road, Duna Crescent, Caubati Road, Wainivula Road, Chanik Road, Khalsa Road, Raibevu Road, Vunisinu Road, Nawame Road, Natuvukica Road, Coloisuva, Nepani Road, Tovata Road, Narere Road, Waidranu Street, Muanikoso Road, Manulava Circle, Matanikorovatu Road, Pritam Singh Road, Kalokalo Crescent, Beaumont Road, Kelland Street, Vatoa Road, Omkar Road , Navosai Road, FNTC Road, Vishnu Deo Road, Koroba Street, Matana Street, Painapiu Street, Manuka Street, JP Maharaj Street, Koronivia Road, Wainibuku Road, Davuilevu, Dilkusha, Sawani, Naqali, Naqeledamu, Lakena, Vuci Road, Naduru, Vunivaivai, Kuku / Raralevu Noco, Luv uluvu, Wainibokasi, Sasawira, Baulevu, Namara, Nakelo, Waibuka, Mokani, Kasavu, Logani, Tobuniqio Village, Verata, Korovou, Waikalou, Laselevu and Tubarua Village in Naitasiri, Wailoku, Walu Bay, naval base, Tamavua-I-Wai, Panoramic Road, Waiqanake, Nadonumai, Delainavesi, Vugalei, Lami Village, Lami Police Station, Vetaia Street, Wailada, Valenicina, Qauia, Kalekana, Naivikinikini Settlement, Wailekutu, Namuka-I-Lau and Veisari, Bilo Road, Golden Manufacturers, Communications Fiji Limited, Fletcher Construction, Tug Bellaria, Rubina Medical Clinic, Sharma’s Medical Center, Burerua Street Raiwai, Cautata village à Mokani, Cobert Avenue, Davuilevu, Gaji Settlement, Foods Pacific, Government Barracks à Narere, Jittu Estate, Lakena Hill 2, Lakena Irrigation Road, Lokia, Ming Ting Lane in Raiwaqa, Manoca in Nausori, Nadali, Nausori Police Barrack, Newtown, Nukuvatu in Lami, PRB Flats in Kalabu, Sakoca, Tamavua Village, Tamavuaiwai, Veisari, Vuci Road, Vunivvi, Valenicina and Waila. The quarantine facilities with active cases in Suva are the Grand Pacific Hotel, Holiday Inn, Southern Cross Hotel, James Cook Hotel, Peninsula, Tanoa Hotel and Town House Apartments. There are also cases at the Lami Novotel. In Nadi, there are cases at Nawaka, Savunawai, DoubleTree Quarantine Facility, Airport Apartments Quarantine Facilities, Mercure Hotel Quarantine Facility, Nasau Resort Villas Quarantine Facility, Nalagi Quarantine Facility, Tanoa Quarantine Facility, Grand West Villas Quarantine Facility, Nadi Hospital Isolation Hilton hotel quarantine facility and facility.

In Lautoka, there are active cases in Natabua Quarantine Center in Drasa Vitogo, Isolation Center at Lautoka Hospital, Shooting Range, Vitogo Parade, Paipai and Lovu.

Dr Fong says the first death is a 93-year-old woman from Matata, Valenicina in Lami.

She died at home.

According to the protocol, she was swabbed and tested positive for COVID-19.

She has not been vaccinated.

Dr Fong said the other two deaths had already been reported as being investigated to determine if the cause of death was COVID-19.

He says doctors have now concluded their deaths were caused by COVID-19.

The first was a 60-year-old man from Lami village who was pronounced dead on arrival at Lami health center.

He died at home or on his way to the health facility.

According to the protocol, he was swabbed and tested positive for COVID-19.

He was not vaccinated.

He says the second was a 56-year-old woman from Qauia to Lami who died at home.

She has also tested positive for COVID-19.

She was not vaccinated.

Another death of a COVID-19 positive patient that was previously reported to be under investigation to determine if COVID-19 was the cause of death has now been classified as a non-COVID death.

Doctors have determined that the person died of a pre-existing condition and not of COVID-19.

There have now been 30 deaths from COVID-19 in Fiji, including 28 from the outbreak that began in April this year.

We also recorded 13 COVID-19 positive patients who died from the serious medical conditions they had prior to contracting COVID-19.

There have been 108 new recoveries reported since the last update, which means there are now 4,909 active isolated cases.

Dr Fong says there have been 6,091 cases during the outbreak that began in April 2021.

6,161 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 1,209 recoveries.

170,431 samples have been tested since the start of this epidemic in April 2021, with 213,292 tested since testing began in early 2020.

The national 7-day average daily test positivity is 10.4% and continues to trend upward.

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