Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of February 22, 2022 – World

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  • American Samoa: As of February 21, 2022, a total of 57 imported cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the American Samoa Department of Health. No local cases have been reported. – Source: Official American Samoa Department of Health Facebook page accessed 22 February 2022.

  • Australia: As of February 21, 2022, 2,705,869 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 4,929 deaths, have been reported in Australia. Local cases have been reported in the past 14 days. Source: Department of Health, Australian Government, accessed 22 February 2022.

  • Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI): As of February 21, 2022, 8,711 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 26 deaths have been reported by the CNMI*.* *Local cases have been reported within the last 14 days. *- Source: Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation official Facebook page accessed 22 February 2022.

  • Cook Islands: As of 21 February 2022, 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the Cook Islands Ministry of Health. No local cases have been reported. – Source: Te Marae Ora Cook Islands Ministry of Health official Facebook page, accessed 22 February 2022.

  • Fiji: As of 21 February 2022, 63,650 cases and 826 deaths have been reported in Fiji. Fiji has also recorded 876 COVID-19 positive patients who died from the serious health conditions they had before contracting COVID-19; these are not classified as deaths from COVID-19. Local cases have been reported in the past 14 days. – Source: Official Facebook page of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services of Fiji, accessed 22 February 2022.

  • French Polynesia: As of February 21, 2022, 64,597 cumulative cases and 637 deaths have been reported in French Polynesia. Local cases have been reported in the last 14 days. – Source: Department of Health website consulted on February 22, 2022.

  • Guam: As of February 21, 2022, 42,818 confirmed and probable cases and 317 deaths have been reported by the Guam Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHSS). Local cases have been reported in the past 14 days. – Source: Guam Department of Public Health and Human Services website accessed February 22, 2022.

  • Hawaii: As of February 21, 2022, 234,551 cases of COVID-19 and 1,304 deaths have been reported by the Hawaii Department of Health. Local cases have been reported in the past 14 days.– Source: State of Hawaii, Department of Health website consulted on February 22, 2022.

  • Kiribati: As of February 21, 2022, 2,847 cases of COVID-19 (42 imported and 2,540 local) and 11 deaths have been reported by the government of Kiribati. * Local cases have been reported in the last 14 days. *– Source: Official Facebook page of the Office of Te Beretitenti consulted on February 22, 2022.

  • New Caledonia: As of February 22, 2022, 45,462 cases of COVID-19 and 287 deaths have been reported by the government of New Caledonia*. Local cases have been reported in the past 14 days.–* Source: Government of New Caledonia website accessed 22 February 2022.

  • New Zealand: As of February 22, 2022, 36,162 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 56 deaths have been reported by the New Zealand Ministry of Health*. Local cases have been reported in the past 14 days. *– Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health website accessed 22 February 2022.

  • Papua New Guinea: As of 20 February 2022, 40,296 confirmed cases and 636 deaths have been reported in PNG. Local cases have been reported in the past 14 days. – Source: Official Papua New Guinea COVID-19 website, accessed 22 February 2022.

  • Palau: As of February 21, 2022, 3,563 cases of COVID-19 and 6 deaths have been reported by the Republic of Palau. Local cases have been reported in the last 14 days. – Source: Ministry of Health and Human Services, Republic of Palau COVID-19 Situation Report accessed 22 February 2022.

  • Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI): As of February 21, 2022, 4 imported cases have been reported by the RMI Department of Health and Human Services. 3 previously reported border cases are now declared non-active and have been counted in the Hawaii cohort. No local cases have been reported. – Source: Official Facebook page of the RMI Ministry of Health and Social Services consulted on February 22, 2022.

  • Samoa: As of February 21, 2022, 33 cases of quarantined COVID-19 have been reported by the Samoan government. There is no evidence of community transmission.– Source: Government of Samoa press release, accessed 22 February 2022

  • Solomon Islands: As of February 21, 2022, 5,891 cases and 83 deaths have been reported by the Solomon Islands government. Local cases have been reported in the last 14 days. – Source: Solomon Islands COVID-19 Dashboard accessed 22 February 2022.

  • Tonga: As of February 21, 2022, 234 cases (including one positive case reported on October 29, 2021) have been reported by the Ministry of Health. Local cases have been reported in the last 14 days– Source: Matangi Tonga Online press article consulted on February 22, 2022.

  • Vanuatu: As of 21 February 2022, 15 imported cases have been reported by the government of Vanuatu. There are currently 8 active cases in quarantine. No local cases have been reported. – Source: Health Promotions Vanuatu Facebook post accessed 22 February 2022.

  • Wallis and Futuna: As of February 21, 2022, 454 cases of COVID-19 (including 445 cases since March 06, 2021) and 7 deaths have been reported by the government of Wallis and Futuna. – Source: Official Facebook page of the Prefect of Wallis-and-Futuna consulted on February 22, 2022.

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