A one year old boy is alleged to be the latest drowning victim.
The alleged incident occurred at Vaturua Village in Nakelo, Tailevu yesterday afternoon.
The victim was found floating in the village drain and was rushed to the Nausori Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The victim was at home with his father and aunts when he allegedly slipped out without anyone noticing.
The drowning death toll currently stands at 21 compared to 24 for the same period last year.