COVID-19 Fiji: Infections total 279 today; highest daily total in current outbreak with four deaths recorded


Fiji has reported its highest daily total of positive COVID-19 infections as of 8am today with 279 cases reported this evening.

Ministry of Health and Medical Services permanent secretary Dr James Fong said of those cases, 46 are from existing containment zones or quarantine facilities in Nadi.

That includes 22 from Nawajikuma, 8 are from Tramline, and 16 are close contacts in quarantine facilities.

He said the remaining 233 cases are from the Lami-Nausori Containment Zone, and 196 cases of which are from existing areas of concern.

“… That means they are either from known clusters or they have a potential link to an existing case,” Dr Fong said.

“All 279 of these new patients are currently in isolation at home or in a facility.”

“Unfortunately, we can confirm four deaths today due to the virus.

“That tells us two things: One, this virus is a killer that no Fijian can afford to treat lightly. And two, we must fully-vaccinate all of our adult population as quickly as possible. That means two doses for every eligible Fijian. So, if you have already received one dose, please come forward for dose number two. If you have not had the chance to be vaccinated, we will make that opportunity available to you soon,” said Dr Fong.