COVID-19 Fiji: 19 positive cases recorded since last update

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Fiji has recorded 19 cases of COVID-19 since the last update.

Ministry of Health and Medical Services permanent secretary Dr James Fong in his COVID-19 update tonight said three new cases were recorded on December 4, six new cases were recorded on December 12, and 10 new cases in the last 24 hours ending at 8am this morning.

Dr Fong said overall, for this 2nd wave, there have been 52,492 cases recorded, with 71 per cent of the cases from the Central Division, 28 per cent of the cases from the Western Division, and one per cent of the cases from the Eastern and Northern Division.

He said our national seven- day rolling average is six daily cases calculated for December 2, 2021.

“There have been a total of 697 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 695 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year,” Dr Fong said.

“Please note that due to the time required by clinical teams to investigate, classify and report deaths, a four-day interval is given to calculate the seven days rolling average of deaths, based on the date of death, to help ensure the data collected is complete before the average is reported,” he said.

“Therefore, as of December 2nd, the national 7 days rolling average for COVID-19 deaths per day is 0.0, with a case fatality rate of 1.32 per cent.

“We have recorded 609 COVID-19 positive patients who died from serious medical conditions they had before they contracted COVID-19; these are not classified as COVID-19 deaths.”

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