Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of 15 November 2022 – World

  • American Samoa: As of November 6, 2022, a total of 8,260 cases of COVID-19 and 34 deaths have been reported by the American Samoa Ministry of Health. – Source: Weekly Situation Report – Government of American Samoa Department of Health (reporting period 31 October to 6 November 2022).

  • Australia: Over the past week, 54,661 cases of COVID-19 have been reported across Australia, an average of 7,809 cases per day. Blue alert is changed to red alert. Source: Department of Health, Australian Government accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI): As of November 14, 2022, a total of 13,217 cases of COVID-19 and 41 deaths have been reported by the CNMI*. *– Source: personal communication with national officials on November 14, 2022.

  • Cook Islands: As of 1 November 2022, a total of 6,475 cases of COVID-19 and 1 death have been reported by the Cook Islands Ministry of Health. Source: Personal communication with national officials on November 9, 2022.

  • Federated States of Micronesia (FSM): As of November 4, 2022, a total of 22,032 cases of COVID-19 and 58 deaths have been reported by the FSM Department of Health and Social Welfare. – Source: FSM COVID-19 Update (FSM Department of Health and Social Affairs) on November 04, 2022.

  • Fiji: As of 10 November October 2022, a total of 68,287 cases of COVID-19 and 878 deaths have been reported in Fiji. – Source: PRESS RELEASE – MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES accessed November 15, 2022.

  • French Polynesia: As of November 14, 2022, a total of 76,974 cases of COVID-19 and 650 deaths have been reported in French Polynesia.– Source: Coronavirus – The Presidency of French Polynesia (presidence.pf) accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Guam: As of November 14, 2022, a total of 59,039 cases of COVID-19 and 406 deaths have been reported by the Guam Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHSS).– Source: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information – GHS OCD | Government of Guam accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Hawaii: As of November 9, 2022, a total of 364,122 cases of COVID-19 and 1,716 deaths have been reported by the Hawaii Department of Health*. *- Source: State of Hawaii, Department of Health accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Kiribati: As of October 9, 2022, a total of 4,866 cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths have been reported by the government of Kiribati. – Source: Personal communication with national officials on October 18, 2022.

  • Nauru: As of 12 November 2022, a total of 4,618 cases of COVID-19 and 1 death have been reported by the Government of the Republic of Nauru. The Government of the Republic of Nauru has identified four local cases of COVID-19 which are directly linked to the first case identified on November 10. Additionally, apart from this local group, three other travelers recently arrived from Australia tested positive for COVID-19. Blue alert is changed to red alert. – Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru accessed November 15, 2022.

  • New Caledonia: As of November 15, 2022, a total of 74,818 cases of COVID-19 and 314 deaths have been reported by the government of New Caledonia*.–* Source: News Covid-19 | Government of New Caledonia accessed November 15, 2022.

  • New Zealand: As of November 14, 2022, a total of 1,894,029 cases of COVID-19 and 2,154 deaths have been reported by the New Zealand Ministry of Health. The blue alert turns into a red alert.– Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Niue: As of November 12, 2022, a total of 87 cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the government of Niue. Source: Government of Niue accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Papua New Guinea: As of November 11, 2022, a total of 45,773 COVID-19 cases and 668 deaths have been reported in PNG. – Source: Government of Papua New Guinea accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Palau: As of November 11, 2022, a total of 5,572 cases of COVID-19 and 7 deaths have been reported by the Republic of Palau. – Source: https://www.palauhealth.org/MOHpages/MOHDengueSituation1.aspx accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Pitcairn Islands: A total of 4 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Pitcairn Islands. – Source: COVID-19 situation at WHO – Western Pacific Region accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI): As of November 6, 2022, a total of 15,386 cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths have been reported by the RMI Department of Health and Human Services. – Source: RMI Ministry of Health and Social Servicesaccessed November 15, 2022.

  • Samoa: As of October 19, 2022, a total of 15,946 cases of COVID-19 and 29 deaths have been reported by the Samoan government. *- *Source: Government of Samoa accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Solomon Islands: As of 10 November 2022, Solomon Islands has continued to see an increase in the number of locally detected COVID-19 cases, since the removal of some border measures in October. During the period from October 24 to November 8, 2022, a total of 360 cases were reported in the provinces of Honiara and Temotu. Blue alert is changed to red alert. – Source: Third Wave of COVID-19 Outbreaks, Surveillance Report No. 1 (report period: October 24 to November 8, 2022).

  • Tonga: As of August 31, 2022, a total of 16,182 cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths have been reported by the Ministry of Health. – Source: Personal communication with national officials on October 28, 2022.

  • Tuvalu: As of 14 November 2022, a total of 1,236 cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the Tuvalu Ministry of Health, Social Welfare and Gender Affairs. The average test positivity rate for November 11 and 12 is 46% and community transmission has been reported in three of the outer islands – Nui, Nukufetau and Vaitupu. – Source: Tuvalu Ministry of Health; Tuvalu COVID-19 Situation report #4 (14 November 2022).

  • Vanuatu: As of October 31, 2022, a total of 11,951 cases of COVID-19 and 14 deaths have been reported by the Ministry of Health. A star is added. – Source: COVID-19 Dashboard for Vanuatu accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Wallis and Futuna: As of November 9, 2022, a total of 3,416 cases of COVID-19 and 7 deaths have been reported by the government of Wallis and Futuna*.*There is one new community-acquired case of COVID-19. – Source: Personal communication with national officials on November 14, 2022.

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