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Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of 29 March 2021

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Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 22 March 2021

Dengue

  • Fiji: The Ministry of Health of Fiji has recorded 1,747 dengue fever cases following cyclones Yasa and Ana. – Source: Media article accessed on 29 March 2021.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

  • Australia: As of 28 March 2021, **29,260 **confirmed cases of COVID-19including 909 deaths were reported in Australia. Three (3) locally acquired cases have been reported in the last 7 days.– Source: Department of Health, Australian Government accessed on 29 March 2021.

  • Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI): As of 29 March 2021, 159 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2 deaths were reported by CNMI*. *Atotal of 11 COVID-19 local cases have been identified in a community cluster between 12 and 18 March 2021. Source: CNMI COVID-19 Dashboard and CNMI Office of the Governor accessed on 29 March 2021.

  • Fiji: As of 26 March 2021, 67 cases and 2 deaths have been reported in Fiji. There has been no new locally acquired case reported for more than two incubation period (28 days).– Source: Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services accessed on 29 March 2021.

  • French Polynesia: As of 26 March 2021, **18,607 **cumulative cases and 141 deaths have been reported in French Polynesia. Locally acquired cases have been reported in the past 14 days. – Source: Direction de la sante accessed on 29 March 2021.

  • Guam: As of 28 March 2021, 7,800 confirmed and probable cases and 134 deaths were reported by Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS). Locally acquired cases have been reported in the past 14 days. – Source : Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services accessed on 29 March 2021.

  • Hawaii: As of 28 March 2021, 29,408 cases of COVID-19 and 462 deaths were reported by Hawaii Department of Health. Locally acquired cases have been reported in the past 14 days . – Source : State of Hawaii, Department of Health accessed on 29 March 2021.

  • New Caledonia: As of 28 March 2021, 121 COVID-19 cases (including 63 cases since 07 March 2021) have been reported by the New Caledonia Government. Locally acquired cases have been reported in the past 14 days.– Source: - Government of New Caledonia accessed on 29 March 2021.

  • New Zealand: As of 29 March 2021, 2,493 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 26 deaths were reported by New Zealand Ministry of Health. No locally acquired case has been reported in the past 28 days. The blue alert is removed from the map. – Source : New Zealand Ministry of Health accessed on 29 March 2021.

  • Papua New Guinea: As of 26 March 2021, there have been 5,184 confirmed cases and 45 deaths reported in PNG. Locally acquired cases have been reported in the past 14 days. – Source: Papua New Guinea COVID-19 accessed on 29 March 2021.

  • Republic of Marshall Island (RMI): As of 17 March 2021, 4 imported cases have been reported by Ministry of Health and Human Service. There has been no locally acquired case reported. - Source:RMI Ministry of Health and Human Services facebook post, accessed on 29 March 2021.

  • Samoa: As of 29 March 2021, 4 imported COVID-19 cases have been reported by the Samoan Government. There has been no locally acquired case reported. – Source: Samoa Government accessed on 29 March 2021.

  • Solomon Islands: As of 28 March 2021, 19 imported cases have been confirmed by the Solomon Islands government. There has been no locally acquired case reported. – Source: Solomon Islands Government facebook post accessed on 29 March 2021.

  • Vanuatu: As of 29 March 2021, 3 imported cases have been reported by the Vanuatu Government. There has been no locally acquired case reported. – Source: Ministry of Health, Vanuatu, accessed on 29 March 2021.

  • Wallis and Futuna: As of 28 March 2021, 383 COVID-19 cases (including 374 cases since 06 March 2021) have been reported by the Wallis and Futuna Government. Locally acquired cases have been reported in the past 14 days. – Source: Préfet de Wallis-et-Futuna facebook post accessed on 29 March 2021.

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

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