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Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of 30 March 2020

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Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 23 March 2020

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

  • Australia: As of 30 March 2020, 4,093 confirmed cases of COVID-19 including 16 deaths were reported in Australia. – Source: Department of Health, Australian Government accessed on 30 March 2020.

  • New Zealand: As of 30 March 2020, 589 cases of COVID-19 and 1 death were reported by New Zealand Ministry of Health. – Source : New Zealand Ministry of Healthaccessed on 30 March 2020.

  • Hawaii: As of 29 March 2020, 175 cases of COVID-19 were reported by Hawaii Department of Health. – Source : State of Hawaii, Department of Health accessed on 30 March 2020.

  • Guam: As of 30 March 2020, 56 cases of COVID-19 and 1 death were reported by Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS). – Source : Joint Information Center-JIC Release No. 37, accessed on 30 March 2020.

  • French Polynesia: As of 29 March 2020, 35 cases of COVID-19 were reported by French Polynesia Health Department. – Source : Direction de la santé publique accessed on 30 March 2020.

  • New Caledonia: As of 29 March 2020, 15 cases of COVID-19 were reported by New Caledonia Government. There are 14 imported cases and 1 local case. – Source : Gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Calédonieaccessed on 30 March 2020.

  • Fiji : As of 29 March 2020, 5 cases of COVID-19 were reported by Fiji Government. – Source : Fiji Government accessed on 30 March 2020.

  • Papua New Guinea (PNG) : No new cases have been reported since 20 March 2020. – Source : Media Article accessed on 23 March 2020.

  • Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI): As of March 28 2020, 2 cases of COVID-19 were reported by CNMI. One (1) case has travel history to Guam and the other to Tinian. – Source: Media Article accessed on 30 March 2020.

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

Dengue

  • DENV-3 in Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI): There have been 3,209 dengue like illness of which 1,504 have been laboratory confirmed by the Republic of the Marshall Islands as of 22 March 2020. - Source: Dengue-3 Outbreak in Republic of the Marshall Islands Situation Report, 22 March 2020.

  • DENV-3 in Palau: The number of weekly reported cases shows a decreasing trend since the beginning of this year 2020. The cumulative number of cases since December 2018 is 827. – Source: Dengue 3 Outbreak situation report, Palau, 16 March – 22 March, 2020.

Outside of the Pacific

Additional information of relevance (e.g. imported cases with travel history to Pacific Island countries and territories):

  • Two (2) imported cases of dengue serotype unknown and 1 case of dengue serotype 1 (DENV-1) with travel history to Fiji were reported by New Zealand ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd) for the period 21/03/2020 – 27/03/2020.