Fiji reports 361 COVID cases in seven days

Fiji reported 391 new cases of COVID-19 in the past seven days.

Ministry of Health and Medical Services permanent secretary Dr James Fong said 163 cases were recorded in the Central Division, 211 new cases in the Western Division, and 17 new cases in the Eastern Division.

He said since the last update on Monday, October 11, they had recorded 63 new cases on October 12, and 50 new cases in the last 24 hours ending at 8am today.

“The weekly incidence rate graph by division indicates a continually declining trend despite the lifting of the Lami to Nausori containment zones on the 17th of September 2021,” Dr Fong said tonight.

“Furthermore, the peak weekly incidence in the Western Division was approximately a third of that in the Central Division, and the cumulative case numbers are also reflecting a similar difference.”

Dr Fong also reported 10 COVID-19 deaths for the period July 7 to October 12, and all deaths were reported from the Central Division.