Manawatu Standard

Covid-19 cases climb


Fiji has recorded 1054 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 8am on Tuesday. That compares to 784 cases and 15 deaths in the previous 24-hour period. The government also confirmed 12 more deaths between July 13 and 19, taking the death toll to 125 with 123 of these from the latest outbreak that began in April. Health Secretary James Fong said seven of the 12 victims had died at home, with one patient receiving one dose of the Astrazenec­a vaccine. The rest were unvaccinat­ed. There are now nearly 15,000 active cases in isolation.

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