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Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of 23 November 2021

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Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 16 November 2021

Dengue

  • DENV-2 ongoing in Vanuatu: From 10 January to 14 November 2021, there has been a total of 26 locally acquired, confirmed dengue cases reported by Vila Central Hospital. The red alert is changed to blue on the map. – Source : Dengue Outbreak on Efate Island, Vanuatu- Situational Report 3, 17 November 2021, sent on PacNet on 17 November 2021.

Leptospirosis

  • Vanuatu: From 13 January to 14 November 2021, a total of 88 leptospirosis cases have been reported in Vanuatu; 80 in Sanma, 3 in Shefa, 2 in Malampa, 2 in Penama and 1 in Torba Province. The number of reported cases has been decreasing to baseline levels. The alert is removed from the map. – Source: Leptospirosis in Vanuatu-Situation Update 4, 17 November 2021, sent on PacNet on 17 November 2021.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

  • American Samoa: As of 22 November, 5 imported COVID-19 case have been reported by the American Samoa Department of Health. There has been no local case reported. – Source: American Samoa Department of Health official facebook page accessed on 23 November 2021.

  • Australia: As of 22 November 2021, 199,651 confirmed cases of COVID-19including 1,948 deaths were reported in Australia. Local cases have been reported in the last 14 days.– Source: Department of Health, Australian Government accessed on 23 November 2021.

  • Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI): As of22 November 2021, 474 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3 deaths were reported by CNMI*. *Since 28 October 2021, 183 new cases reported (119 via contact tracing; 53 via community testing and 11 via travel testing). - Source: Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation official facebook page accessed on 23 November 2021.

  • Fiji: As of 22 November 2021, 52,468 cases and 695 deaths have been reported in Fiji. There have been 52,398 cases and 695 deaths during the current outbreak that started in April 2021. Fiji has also recorded 598 COVID-19 positive patients who died from the serious medical conditions that they had before they contracted COVID-19; these are not classified as COVID-19 deaths.- Source: Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services official facebook page accessed on 23 November 2021.

  • French Polynesia: As of 22 November 2021, 46,795 cumulative cases and 636 deaths have been reported in French Polynesia. Local cases have been reported in the past 14 days. – Source: Direction de la sante accessed on 23 November 2021.

  • Guam: As of 21 November 2021, 19,069 confirmed and probablecases and 262 deaths were reported by Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS). Local cases have been reported in the past 14 days. – Source : Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services accessed on 23 November 2021.

  • Hawaii: As of 22 November 2021, 86,939 cases of COVID-19 and1,002 deaths were reported by Hawaii Department of Health. Local cases have been reported in the past 14 days . – Source : State of Hawaii, Department of Health accessed on 23 November 2021.

  • New Caledonia: As of 22 November 2021, 12,045 COVID-19 cases and 276 deaths have been reported by the New Caledonia Government*.* 11, 909 cases have been reported since 06 September 2021*. *Local cases have been reported in the past 14 days.– Source: Government of New Caledonia accessed on 23 November 2021.

  • New Zealand: As of 23 November 2021, 10,393 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 40deaths were reported by New Zealand Ministry of Health*. *Local cases have been reported in the past 14 days.– Source : New Zealand Ministry of Health accessed on 23 November 2021.

  • Papua New Guinea: As of 21 November 2021, there have been 34,472 confirmed cases and 529 deaths reported in PNG. Local cases have been reported in the past 14 days. – Source: Papua New Guinea Official COVID-19 Info websiteaccessed on 23 November 2021.

  • Palau: As of 22 November, 8 imported COVID-19 cases were reported by the Republic of Palau. There has been no local case reported. – Source: Ministry of Health and Human Services, Republic of Palau accessed on 23 November 2021.

  • Republic of Marshall Island (RMI): As of 22 November 2021, 4 imported cases have been reported by Ministry of Health and Human Service. There has been no local case reported. - Source:RMI Ministry of Health and Human Services official facebook page, accessed on 23 November 2021.

  • Samoa: As of 22 November 2021, 1 imported COVID-19 case has been reported by the Samoan Government. There has been no local case reported. – Source: WHO COVID-19 Pacific Islands Situation Report accessed on 23 November 2021.

  • Solomon Islands: As of 22 November 2021, 20 imported cases have been confirmed by the Solomon Islands government. There has been no local case reported. – Source: Solomon Islands Ministry of Health & Medical Services official facebook page accessed on 23 November 2021.

  • Vanuatu: As of 22 November 2021, 5 imported cases have been reported by the Vanuatu Government. Two (2) new imported quarantine cases were reported on 25 October 2021. There has been no local case reported. – Source: Health Promotions Vanuatu facebook post accessed on 23 November 2021.

  • Wallis and Futuna: As of 22 November 2021, 455 COVID-19 cases (including 445 cases since 06 March 2021) and 7 deaths have been reported by the Wallis and Futuna Government. One (1) new imported case from New Caledonia reported on 22 November 2021. . – Source: Préfet de Wallis-et-Futuna official facebook page accessed on 23 November 2021.

MORE information and data visualization products on COVID-19 morbidity, mortality and vaccination in the Pacific Islandscan be accessed on SPC website at https://www.spc.int/updates/blog/2021/03/covid-19-pacific-community-updates.

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