Test positivity rate reaches 4.1% – FBC News

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The national seven-day daily testing average positivity continues on an upward trend due to an influx of cases in the Lami-Nausori containment zone.

Permanent Secretary of Health Dr James Fong said the test’s positivity currently stands at 4.1%, 0.9% below the World Health Organization’s five percent threshold .

The WHO’s five percent threshold means that a spread of infection is considered too high.

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Dr Fong says the national 7-day daily testing average is 3,178 tests per day or 3.6 tests per 1,000 population.

He adds that 130,002 samples have been tested since the start of this epidemic in April 2021.

He says that number is expected to increase as more data on the number of tests is received from all labs.

The permanent secretary said vaccination resumed today at 16 sites.

He adds that there are four mobile teams in the western division, and the 12 vaccination sites, and one mobile team in the central division.

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