That compares to the record 1285 cases and nine deaths in the previous 24-hour period.
Seven MPs were detained by police for questioning.
At least seven politicians have been taken into custody.
"July is looking like a really horrible month."
Fiji's navy says three of the crew are accounted for, but five are still missing.
Local media says their chances of survival have been greatly reduced.
A New Zealand Air Force Orion aircraft has also been helping in the search for the remaining five men.
"How can leadership be so callous and so uncaring about the people?"
Many areas of the Fiji islands had been inundated.