Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of 20 December 2022 – World

  • Australia: As of 08 December 2022, one new case to report. This bring the total to 144 cases (confirmed and probable) of MPX in Australia, reflecting cases which have been diagnosed in Australia and reported to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) by states and territories. This includes 70 in Victoria, 56 in New South Wales, 7 in Western Australia, 6 in Queensland, 3 in the Australian Capital Territory, and 2 in South Australia. — Source: Australia Government Department of Health accessed on 13 December 2022.

  • Hawaii: As of 09 December 2022, 41 people in Hawaii have tested positive for monkeypox. — Source: State of Hawaii, Department of Health accessed on 20 December 2022.

  • New Zealand: No new case to report as of 15 December 2022. The total number of confirmed cases is 40. This includes nine cases acquired overseas, and 31 cases identified as community transmission. The red alert is changed to a blue alert. — Source: Monkeypox (MPX) | Ministry of Health NZ accessed on 20 December 2022.

  • Multi-country outbreak of monkeypox: Since 1 January 2022, cases of monkeypox have been reported to WHO from 110 Member States across all 6 WHO regions. As of December 19, 2022, a total of 83,033 laboratory confirmed cases and 1,534 probable cases, including 66 deaths, have been reported to WHO. — Source: WHO, 2022 Monkeypox Outbreak accessed on 20 December 2022.

  • American Samoa: As of 04 December 2022, a total of 8,265 COVID-19 cases and 34 deaths were reported by the American Samoa Department of Health. Latest data received dated from more than 2 weeks. A star is added. — Source: Weekly Situational Report – American Samoa Government Department of Health (reporting period November 28 — December 4, 2022).

  • Australia: Over the last week, 111,694 cases of COVID-19 were reported across Australia, an average of 15,956 cases each day. Source: Department of Health, Australian Government accessed on 20 December 2022.

  • Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI): As of 10 December 2022, a total of 13,236 COVID-19 cases and 41 deaths were reported by CNMI*. *– Source: CNMI Weekly Syndromic Surveillance Report (Epi Week 49; Epi Week Data: December 04 — December 10, 2022).

  • Cook Islands: As of 05 December 2022, a total of 6,533 COVID-19 cases and 1 death were reported by Cook Islands Ministry of Health. Latest data received dated from more than 2 weeks. A star is added. Source: Personal communication with country officials on 05 December 2022.

  • Federated States of Micronesia (FSM): As of 15 December 2022, a total of 22,048 COVID-19 cases and 58 deaths were reported by the FSM Department of Health and Social Affairs. — Source: FSM Surveillance (Report WK 50; on 15 December 2022).

  • Fiji: As of 17 December 2022, a total of 68,625 COVID-19 cases and 878 deaths were reported in Fiji. — Source: PRESS RELEASE — MINISTRY OF HEALTH & MEDICAL SERVICES accessed on 20 December 2022.

  • French Polynesia: As of 19 December 2022, a total of 78,022 COVID-19 cases and 650 deaths were reported in French Polynesia. — Source: Coronavirus — La Présidence de la Polynésie française (presidence.pf) accessed on 20 December 2022.

  • Guam: As of 19 December 2022, a total of 59,709 COVID-19 cases and 411 deaths were reported by Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS). — Source: COVID-19 | DPHSS (guam.gov) accessed on 20 December 2022.

  • Hawaii: As of 14 December 2022, a total of 369,914 COVID-19 cases and 1,748 deaths were reported by Hawaii Department of Health*. *– Source: State of Hawaii, Department of Health accessed on 20 December 2022.

  • Kiribati: As of 04 December 2022, a total of 4,887 COVID-19 confirmed community cases and 17 deaths were reported by Kiribati Government Government*.* A blue alert and a star are added. — Source: Personal communication with country officials on 13 December 2022.

  • Nauru: As of 18 November 2022, a total of 4,625 COVID-19 cases and 1 death were reported by Government of the Republic of Nauru. There is ongoing COVID-19 circulation. The red alert is changed to a blue alert. — Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru accessed on 20 December 2022..

  • New Caledonia: As of 20 December 2022, a total of 79,162 COVID-19 cases and 314 deaths were reported by the New Caledonia Government*.* — Source: Actualité Covid-19 | Gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Calédonie accessed on 20 December 2022.

  • New Zealand: As of 19 December 2022, a total of 2,062,384 COVID-19 cases and 2,288 deaths were reported by New Zealand Ministry of Health.– Source : New Zealand Ministry of Health accessed on 20 December 2022.

  • Niue: As of 20 December 2022, a total of 291 COVID-19 cases were reported by the Niue Government. — Source: Niue Government accessed on 20 December 2022.

  • Palau: As of 16 December 2022, a total of 5,955 COVID-19 cases and 9 deaths were reported by the Republic of Palau. There was two weeks of decline in the number of cases (111 as of the 02 December, 37 as of the 09 December and 22 as of the 16 December). The red alert is changed to a blue alert. — Source: Ministry of Health & Human Services – Republic of Palau accessed on 20 December 2022.

  • Papua New Guinea: As of 08 December 2022, a total of 46,427 COVID-19 cases and 668 deaths were reported in PNG. — Source: Papua New Guinea Government accessed on 20 December 2022.

  • Pitcairn Islands: A total of 4 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Pitcairn Islands. — Source: COVID-19 Situation in WHO – Western Pacific Region accessed on 20 December 2022.

  • Republic of Marshall Island (RMI): As of 07 December 2022, a total of 15,547 COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths were reported by RMI Ministry of Health and Human Service. — Source: RMI Ministry of Health and Human services accessed on 20 December 2022.

  • Samoa: As of 04 December 2022, a total of 15,970 COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths were reported by the Samoan Government. *– *Source: Personal communication with country officials on 13 December 2022.

  • Solomon Islands: As of 04 December 2022, a total of 25,684 COVID-19 cases. *– *Source: Personal communication with country officials on 13 December 2022.

  • Tuvalu: As of 30 November 2022, a total of 2,779 COVID-19 cases have been reported by Tuvalu Ministry of Health, Social Welfare and Gender Affairs. Latest data received dated from more than 2 weeks. A star is added. — Source: Tuvalu MOH; Tuvalu COVID-19 Situation report #12 (30th November, 2022).

  • Vanuatu: As of 11 December 2022, a total of 11,973 COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths were reported by the Ministry of Health. — Source: Weekly Epidemiological update: COVID-19 in Vanuatu, (05 to 11 December 2022, EpiWeek 49).

  • Wallis and Futuna: As of 12 November 2022, a total of 3,431 COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths were reported by the Wallis and Futuna Government. — Source: Personal communication with country officials on 12 December 2022.

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