COVID-19 Fiji: Health Ministry reports 52 new cases in past seven days

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Fiji reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the past seven days until December 21.

Ministry of Health and Medical Services permanent secretary Dr James Fong said 34 of those new cases were reported from the Central Division, 15 recorded in the Western Division, and three in the North.

He said the Central Division cases constituted 71 per cent of the cumulative total cases nationally, with the Western division making up 28 per cent and 1 per cent in the Northern and Eastern divisions.

Since the last update on Monday (December 20), the ministry recorded 53 new cases – five cases were recorded on December 21, and 48 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours ending at 8am on December 22.

“Of the 48 cases recorded in the last 24 hours, 36 cases were recorded in the Northern Division; 11 cases were recorded in the Western Division with five cases from border quarantine, and one case recorded in the Central Division,” Dr Fong said.

He said the national seven-day rolling average of cases as of December 18 was eight daily cases.

“The peak weekly incidence in the Western Division was approximately a third of that in the Central Division, and the cumulative case numbers are also reflecting a similar difference.”

No COVID death was reported tonight.

There have been 697 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 695 of those deaths recorded during the outbreak that started in April this year.

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