COVID-19: 684 new cases, five more deaths reported

COVID-19 surveillance team member Mosese Lomavere conducts a temperature check on Pearce Home resident Saras Wati in Suva last month. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has reported 684 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24-hour-period that ended at 8am today.

A full breakdown of areas of interest will be published online tonight on the Ministry’s COVID-19 dashboard and on the Fijian Government Facebook page.

You will also be able to view the approximate locations of the new cases on the dashboard tomorrow at the following link: http://bit.ly/3vE2ZBb.

The Ministry also reported five new COVID-19 deaths for the period of July 19-23.

The first COVID-19 death to report is a 73-year-old woman from Namoli Village, Lautoka. She presented to the Lautoka Hospital Emergency Department in severe respiratory distress. Her condition worsened at the hospital and she died on the same day 19/07/2021. She was not vaccinated.

The second COVID-19 death to report is a 96-year-old woman from Nadera who died at home on 22/07/2021. She was not vaccinated.

The third COVID-19 death to report is a 67-year-old woman from Suva who died at home on 22/07/2021. She was not vaccinated.

The fourth COVID-19 death to report is a 57-year-old woman from Nasinu. She presented to a health facility in severe respiratory distress. Her condition worsened at the health facility and she died on the same day 23/07/2021. She was not vaccinated.

The fifth COVID-19 death to report is a 57-year-old man from Nasinu who died at home on 23/07/2021. He was not vaccinated.

There have been 12 more deaths of COVID-19 positive patients. However, their deaths have been classified as non-COVID deaths by their doctors. Doctors have determined that these deaths were caused by serious pre-existing medical conditions and not COVID-19.

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