COVID-19: Fiji records 121 new cases, health officials identify two new clusters

Fiji's Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong.
Fiji's Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong. Photo credit: RNZ

Fiji has recorded 121 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as health officials identify two new clusters.

The total number of cases since the outbreak started in April is now sitting at 1373.

Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong said a new cluster has been identified within the Rewa Emergency Operations Centre, possibly linked to the Vunimono cluster.

Online news website Fiji Village reports there are two new cases for this cluster.

A new cluster is also at the Town House Hotel in Suva where Colonial War Memorial (CWM) Hospital and Incident Management Team (IMT) staff are being accommodated.

Dr Fong said there are 19 cases within this cluster, likely linked to the CWM Hospital or IMT clusters.

Eleven cases have been identified as primary contacts of earlier cases, and the respective response teams are determining the cluster link.

He said cases at Nasevou St - Lami, Nakoba St - Lami, Delainavesi - Lami, Qauia St - Lami, Naituni - Rewa, Qima Settlement - Nadi, Feeder Rd, Tacirua, Wainivula Rd, Cunningham Stage 4, Naduru Rd, Ura Place, Toorak, Freshet, Makoi, Bau St Nausori, Toga, Nausori, Nabitu, Nausori are also under investigation.

"Sixty-one cases are linked to existing clusters," he said.

There is one case from the Korovou cluster, eight cases from the Incident Management Team cluster, 26 cases from the CWM Hospital cluster, five cases from the Tramline, Nawaka, Nadi cluster, one case from the Nawajikuma, Nawaka, Nadi cluster, one from the Kinoya cluster, one from the Navosai cluster, one from the Sakoca cluster, three from Naitasiri, four from the Wailoku cluster, four from the Nasinu Police Barracks cluster and three from the Navy cluster.

Quick facts

  • 121 new cases
  • 61 linked to existing clusters
  • two new cluster has been identified
  • 21 cases have recovered
  • 1043 active cases now in isolation
  • 1373 cases recorded during this outbreak that started in April 2021
  • 1443 cases in total recorded in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020
  • there have been 388 recoveries and five deaths due to the coronavirus
  • a total of seven positive patients have died from pre-existing non-COVID related illnesses
  • 117,221 samples have been tested since this outbreak started in April 2021, with 160,082 tested since testing began in early 2020.