There are two new border quarantine COVID-19 cases.
The other 2 are border quarantine cases – a 25 year old and 32 year old who are RFMF soldiers who recently returned from duties overseas.
They have been transferred to the isolation ward at Lautoka hospital according to the standard protocol for positive cases.
With these latest cases, there are now 10 active cases admitted at the Lautoka hospital isolation unit, five are older border quarantine cases announced previously, and the remaining five are the cases reported since Sunday and mentioned in this update.
Fiji has had 77 cases in total, with 65 recoveries and 2 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19 2020. 55 of these cases have been international travel associated cases detected in border quarantine.
And 2 recently announced cases – the quarantine hotel worker and her daughter are our first cases of local transmission in over 1 year.
A total of 43,241 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily average of 277 tests per day over the last 7 days, and a weekly average of 1892 tests per week over the last 2 weeks.
There are currently 800 people who have recently arrived from overseas undergoing mandatory 14 day quarantine in government supervised border quarantine facilities.