Bay of Plenty Times

Fiji toll passes 500

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Eight more people have died from Covid-19 in Fiji, taking the death toll past 500. The Government also confirmed 290 new cases for the 24 hours to 8am yesterday. That compares with 505 cases and seven deaths in the previous 24-hour period. Fiji now has 17,124 active cases. There were 2306 recoveries. The death toll is at 504, of which 502 are from the latest outbreak that began in April 2021. As of August 31, 560,336 adults in Fiji have received their first dose of the vaccine with 275,072 getting both jabs. This means that 95.9 per cent of the target population has received at least one dose and 47.6 per cent are now fully vaccinated in Fiji.

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