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More than 6,500 people have died from coronavirus in Fiji, according to government figures, as officials continue to fight to contain the spread of the disease.
In a statement, Fiji’s Ministry of Health said 1,072 deaths had been recorded as of Tuesday.
The government had previously reported more than 1,100 deaths.
Fiji’s Minister of Health, Peter Hutton, told the BBC that the death toll had risen from 1,082 in October.
More than 40,000 people are estimated to have been infected with the virus in Fiji since the country joined the global community last month.
The World Health Organization has called the outbreak the world’s worst ever, with 1.5 million people affected.
Fiji is the world leader in the number of cases of coronaviruses, and is home to the world most densely populated city, Fijian capital, Furu.
The government has so far said that the virus was contained in Fiji but is not treating it as a public health emergency.
It is also battling to contain a coronaviral pandemic that has infected more than 3,000 countries.