SUVA, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Fiji reported 918 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, and 15 more deaths from July 19 to 21, health authorities said on Thursday.
The death toll stood at 161, among which 159 were recorded during the latest wave that started in April this year.
A total of 179 recoveries were reported during the period, taking the active cases to 16,403.
Fiji has recorded a total of 21,361 cases since the first case was reported in March last year, with 4,729 recoveries.
Fijians above the age of 18 years are urged to get the COVID-19 vaccine as deaths from the virus are surging.
Currently around 71.5 percent of the target population have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 14.7 percent of the population are now fully vaccinated.