Healthcare worker among dead as Fiji reports 715 new infections

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Fiji records 715 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths Tuesday.

Ministry of Health and Medical Services permanent secretary Dr James Fong said 97 cases were from the Western division and 618 cases from the Central division on Vitilevu, Fiji’s main island.

He also reported 11 new COVID-19 deaths from 22-27 July including a health worker.

“A 46-year-old healthcare worker from the CWM Hospital. She presented to the CWM Emergency Department in severe respiratory distress. She reported having a fever and cough for five days. Her condition worsened in hospital and she died two days after admission on 26/07/21. She was not vaccinated;

“A 65-year-old man from Makoi who died at home on 26/07/2021. He received the 1st dose of the vaccine in mid-July. He did not receive the second dose of the vaccine. This means he was not fully vaccinated;

“A 74-year-old woman from Lami who died at home on 26/07/2021. She was not vaccinated;

“A 71-year-old woman from Davuilevu Housing who died at home on 26/07/2021. She was not vaccinated;

“A 66-year-old woman from Caubati who died at home on 26/07/2021. She was not vaccinated;

“A 79-year-old woman from Lami who died at home on 22/07/2021. She was not vaccinated;

“A 75-year-old man from Samabula. He presented to the CWM Hospital emergency department in severe respiratory distress. His condition worsened in the hospital and he died on the same day 25/07/2021. He was not vaccinated;

“A 62-year-old woman from Suva. She presented to the CWM Hospital emergency department in severe respiratory distress. Her condition worsened in the hospital and she died 2 days after admission 26/07/2021. She was not vaccinated;

“A 67-year-old man from Korovisilou. He presented to the CWM Hospital emergency department in severe respiratory distress. His condition worsened in the hospital and he died 4 days after admission 26/07/2021. He was not vaccinated;

“A 63-year-old woman from Nausori. She presented to a medical facility in severe respiratory distress. A medical team retrieved her from the health facility and brought her to the FEMAT field hospital. Her condition worsened at the FEMAT field hospital and she died 6 days after admission (27/07/2021). She was not vaccinated; and

“A 69-year-old man from Nadera. He presented to the FEMAT field hospital in severe respiratory distress. A medical team retrieved him from the FEMAT field hospital and brought him to the CWM hospital. His condition worsened in the hospital and he died two days after admission (26/07/2021). He received the 1st dose of the vaccine in mid-June. He did not receive the second dose of the vaccine. This means that he was not fully vaccinated,” said Dr Fong.

There have been 206 deaths now due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 204 of these deaths happening during the outbreak that started from April this year.

There have been 128 new recoveries reported since the last update, which means that there are 18,512 active cases left.

Fiji has recorded a total of 25,139 cases since the first case was reported in March 2020

SOURCE: FIJI TIMES/PACNEWS