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Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of 27 April 2020

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Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 20 April 2020

Dengue

  • DENV-2 in French Polynesia: As of 05/04/2020, 2860 local cases and 2 imported cases of dengue 2 have been confirmed since the beginning of 2019. – Source: Bulletin de surveillance sanitaire, sent on PacNet on 23 April 2020.

  • DENV-3 in Republic of the Marshall Islands: There have been 3,294 dengue like illness of which 1,536 have been laboratory confirmed by the Republic of the Marshall Islands as of 12 April 2020. The outbreak is declining. - Source: Dengue-3 Outbreak in Republic of the Marshall Islands Situation Report, 12 April 2020.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

  • Australia: As of 27 April 2020, 6,713 confirmed cases of COVID-19including 83 deaths were reported in Australia. – Source: Department of Health, Australian Government accessed on 27 April 2020.

  • New Zealand: As of 27 April 2020, 1,469 cases of COVID-19 and 19 deaths were reported by New Zealand Ministry of Health. – Source : New Zealand Ministry of Healthaccessed on 27 April 2020.

  • Hawaii: As of 26 April 2020, 606 cases of COVID-19 and 14 deaths were reported by Hawaii Department of Health. – Source : State of Hawaii, Department of Health accessed on 27 April 2020.

  • Guam: As of 26 April 2020, 138 laboratory positive and 4 probable cases of COVID-19 and 5 deaths were reported by Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS). – Source : Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services, accessed on 27 April 2020.

  • French Polynesia: As of 26 April 2020, 57 cases of COVID-19 were reported by French Polynesia Health Department. – Source : Direction de la santé publique accessed on 27 April 2020.

  • New Caledonia: As of 26 April 2020, 18 cases of COVID-19 were reported by New Caledonia Government. – Source : Gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Calédonieaccessed on 27 April 2020.

  • Fiji: As of 27 April 2020, 18 cases of COVID-19were reported by Fiji Government. – Source : Fiji Government accessed on 27 April 2020.

  • Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI): As of 27 April 2020, 14 cases of COVID-19 and 2 deaths were reported by CNMI. – Source: Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation accessed on 27 April 2020.

  • Papua New Guinea (PNG): As of 27 April 2020, 8 cases of COVID-19 were reported by PNG National Department of Health. – Source: PNG Prime Minister, Official Statement, 27 April 2020

Current status of COVID-19 in the Pacific can also be accessed at the Pacific Community website.

Outside of the Pacific