Fiji reports 50 new COVID-19 cases

2021-10-13 13:06:14 GMT2021-10-13 21:06:14(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

SUVA, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Fiji's Ministry of Health and Medical Service said on Wednesday that the Pacific island nation registered 50 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

Permanent Secretary for Health James Fong said there have been 663 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 661 of these deaths reported during the outbreak that started in April this year.

Fong said that due to the time required by clinical teams to investigate, classify and report deaths, a four-day interval is given to calculate the 7 days rolling average of deaths, based on the date of death, to help ensure the data collected is complete before the average is reported.

Therefore, as of Oct. 10 the national 7 days rolling average of COVID-19 deaths per day is 0.1. The 7 days rolling average for COVID-19 deaths per day in the Central Division is 0.0 and 0.1 in the Western Division of Viti Levu.

"We will continue to monitor the trend to better interpret the status of community transmission with other indicators in Fiji," Fong said.

The 7-day average of new cases per day is 46 cases per day, or 52 cases per million population every day. Enditem