The Fiji government has embarked on a determined vaccination drive.
So far it is reported that 83 percent of the eligible population has received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccination – and 24 percent has had two shots.
Against this credible vaccination effort, Fiji is recording an average of eight deaths a day from Covid-19.
Health authorities reported 632 new cases in the latest daily update, meaning over 30-thousand people have tested positive to the virus since April.
Two more deaths from the virus were reported, but the Ministry of Health says the 7-day rolling average of Covid deaths per day is eight.
Since April 239 deaths have been recorded from Covid in Fiji. Before the current outbreak began, only two people in Fiji had died from Covid-19.
However, the Ministry also recorded 130 Covid-positive patients who died from serious medical conditions they had before contracting the virus - these are not classified as Covid deaths.
In separate Covid related news, South-east Queensland's lockdown has been extended until 4pm on Sunday as authorities try to contain the Delta outbreak with 13 new locally acquired cases today.
The state recorded 15 new cases of Covid-19 in total, two of which were overseas acquired and detected on a bulk carrier off the Queensland coast.
The cases are linked to a growing cluster involving several Brisbane schools.
Source. Radio New Zealand.