WORLD Fiji records 50 new COVID-19 cases, 52,079 in total

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Fiji records 50 new COVID-19 cases, 52,079 in total

Xinhua

19:57, October 27, 2021

SUVA, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Fiji on Wednesday reported 50 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since last update and no more deaths from the pandemic with the overall death toll remaining at 673 in the Pacific island country.

The total number of COVID-19 infections in Fiji has risen to 52,079.

This picture taken on April 26, 2021 shows security officers checking cars along a road in Suva after the Fijian capital entered a 14-day lockdown following a Covid-19 spike following a "superspreader" funeral event. (File photo: AFP)

The death toll included 671 deaths recorded in the current outbreak beginning in April.

Permanent Secretary for the Health Ministry James Fong said the decline in the number of newly hospitalized cases and in the total of hospitalized cases nationwide is consistent with the downward trend in new infections and deaths.

The hospital admissions for COVID-19 cases continued to see a downward trend indicating a sustained positive response to the pandemic, thanks to effective mitigation measures, according to Fong.

The vaccination coverage for the Northern Division in Vanua Levu, Fiji's second largest island is more than 90 percent for the first dose and more than 75 percent for the second dose.

From Dec. 1, Fiji will be open to fully vaccinated travelers from its travel partner countries with reduced quarantine arrangements upon arrival.

With restrictions to be eased to facilitate social and economic activities, the public should continue to observe COVID-19 health protocols and avoid crowds, Fong said.

Fong also stressed a high vaccination rate as key to curbing the virus transmission in community and protecting the vulnerable groups from infection.

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