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Fiji reports 131 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

14 Sep 2021, 21:30 GMT+10

SUVA, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Fiji's Ministry of Health and Medical Services reported 131 new COVID-19 cases and one more death on Tuesday.

Permanent Secretary for Health James Fong said out of the new cases, 63 are from the Western Division, 66 from the Central Division of Viti Levu and two from Kadavu.

There have been 104 new recoveries since the last update, which means that there are now 12,951 active cases.

Fong said there have been 49,174 cases during the current wave of outbreak that started in April this year.

A total of around 49,244 cases have been recorded in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 35,388 recoveries.

There have now been 539 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 537 of these deaths recorded during the outbreak that started in April this year, according to Fong.

Currently 110 COVID-19 patients are in hospital, with eight in severe condition, and three in critical condition.

Fong said 573,247 adults in Fiji have received their first doses of the vaccine and 350,007 have received their second doses.

This means that 97.3 percent of the target population have received at least one dose and 59.6 percent are now fully vaccinated nationwide.

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