Epidemiology and Emerging Disease Alerts in the Pacific Region as of September 21, 2022 – World

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Highlights/Updates since last map submission on PacNet on September 13, 2022

Influenza A

ยท Palau: Influenza-like illness (ILI) cases have been declining for more than 2 weeks (22 cases at 33 weeks to 4 cases at 36 weeks) and respiratory infections are below the threshold according to Palau’s Ministry of Health. The blue alert is removed from the map. Source: Pacific Correlated Monitoring System report sent on Pacnet on September 16, 2022 and personal contact with state officials on September 20, 2022.

Northern Commonwealth of Mariana (CNMI): A 142% increase in influenza-like cases was seen in the epi-week (36) compared to the average of the previous three weeks (35, 34, 33). Source: CNMI Weekly Syndromic Surveillance Report Epi Week 36 (September 4-10, 2022).

rubella

Fiji: No new cases have been reported since the first cases were reported on August 4, 2022. Red alert removed from map. Source: Personal contact with state officials.
monkeypox

Australia: As of 15 September 2022, there were 132 cases (confirmed and probable) of MPX in Australia, reflecting cases diagnosed in Australia and reported to the National Notified Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS) by states and territories. This includes 67 in Victoria, 52 in New South Wales, 5 in Western Australia, 3 in Queensland, 3 in the Australian Capital Territory, and 2 in South Australia. Source: Australian Government Department of Health. Accessed 20 September 2022.

Hawaii: As of September 16, 2022, 32 people in Hawaii have tested positive for monkeypox. Source: State of Hawaii, Department of Health Accessed September 20, 2022.

Monkeypox outbreaks in multiple countries: Since 1 January 2022, monkeypox cases have been reported to WHO from 105 member countries in all six WHO regions. As of September 19 2022 at 17:00 CET, a total of 61,753 laboratory-confirmed cases and 533 probable cases, including 23 deaths, have been reported to WHO. Source: World Health Organization, 2022 Monkeypox outbreak accessed September 20, 2022.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

American Samoa: As of September 11, 2022, a total of 8,217 COVID-19 cases and 34 deaths have been reported by the American Samoa Department of Health. Source: WHO COVID-19 Status – Western Pacific Region accessed September 20, 2022.

Australia: Over the past week, 53,545 cases of COVID-19 were reported across Australia, averaging 7,649 cases each day. Source: Department of Health, Australian Government. Accessed 20 September 2022.

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI): As of September 19, 2022, a total of 13,166 COVID-19 cases and 40 deaths have been reported by CNMI. Source: Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation’s official Facebook page accessed September 20, 2022.
Cook Islands: As of September 14, 2022, the Cook Islands Department of Health has reported a total of 6,389 cases of COVID-19 and one death. – Source: Cook Islands Ministry of Health, Marai Aura, Accessed September 20, 2022.
Federated States of Micronesia (FSM): As of September 14, 2022, a total of 9,970 COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths have been reported by the FSM Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. – Source: FSM Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, accessed September 20, 2022.
Fiji: As of September 15, 2022, a total of 68,223 cases of COVID-19 and 878 deaths have been reported in Fiji. Fiji has also recorded 997 COVID-19 patients who died from serious medical conditions unrelated to COVID-19; Their doctors determined that COVID-19 did not contribute to their death; So they are not classified as COVID-19 deaths. – Source: Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services official Facebook page, accessed September 20, 2022.
French Polynesia: As of September 19, 2022, a total of 76,835 cases of COVID-19 and 650 deaths have been reported in French Polynesia. Source: Direction de la sante website accessed September 20, 2022.

GUAM: As of September 19, 2022, the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services has reported a total of 58,411 cases of COVID-19 and 395 deaths. Source: Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services website, accessed September 20, 2022.

Hawaii: As of September 14, 2022, a total of 342,072 COVID-19 cases and 1,665 deaths have been reported by the Hawaii Department of Health. Source: State of Hawaii, Department of Health website accessed September 20, 2022.
Kiribati: As of July 22, 2022, the Kiribati government has reported a total of 3,430 cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths. – Source: The official Facebook page of the office of Te Beretitenti accessed September 20, 2022.
Nauru: As of August 21, 2022, the Government of the Republic of Nauru has reported a total of 4,610 cases of COVID-19 and one death. Source: Government of the Republic of Nauru, accessed September 20, 2022.
New Caledonia: As of September 20, 2022, the New Caledonia government has reported a total of 74,275 coronavirus cases and 314 deaths. – Source: Government of New Caledonia, accessed September 20, 2022.

New Zealand: As of September 19, 2022, the New Zealand Ministry of Health has reported a total of 1,769,694 COVID-19 cases and 1,972 deaths. – Source: Accessed New Zealand Ministry of Health September 20, 2022.

Niue: As of September 19, 2022, a total of 80 cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the Government of Niue. Source: Niue Government, accessed September 20, 2022.
Papua New Guinea: As of September 19, 2022, 44,942 cases of COVID-19 and 664 deaths have been reported in Papua New Guinea. Source: WHO COVID-19 Status – Western Pacific Region accessed September 20, 2022.
Palau: As of September 16, 2022, a total of 5,445 cases of COVID-19 and 6 deaths have been reported by the Republic of Palau. – Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Republic of Palau official Facebook page, accessed September 20, 2022.
Pitcairn Islands: A total of 4 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Pitcairn Islands. Source: WHO COVID-19 Status – Western Pacific Region accessed September 20, 2022.
Republic of the Marshall Island (RMI): As of September 15, 2022, a total of 15,213 COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths have been reported by the Republic of the Marshall Islands’ Department of Health and Human Services. – Source: The official Facebook page of the Department of Health and Human Services of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, accessed September 20, 2022.
Samoa: As of September 4, 2022, the Samoan government has reported a total of 15,889 coronavirus cases and 29 deaths. Source: Government of Samoa Accessed September 20, 2022.

Solomon Islands: As of June 10, 2022, the Solomon Islands government has reported a total of 21,544 cases of COVID-19 and 153 deaths. Source: WHO COVID-19 Status – Western Pacific Region accessed September 20, 2022.

Tonga: As of August 31, 2022, the Ministry of Health has reported a total of 16,182 cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths. – Source: The official Facebook page of the Ministry of Health of Tonga, accessed September 20, 2022.

Tuvalu: As of August 26, 2022, a total of 20 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Tuvalu. Source: WHO COVID-19 Status – Western Pacific Region accessed September 20, 2022.

Vanuatu: As of September 13, 2022, a total of 11,928 cases of COVID-19 and 14 deaths have been reported by the Ministry of Health. Source: accessed to the Vanuatu Ministry of Health on September 20, 2022.

Wallis and Futuna: As of August 23, 2022, a total of 3,218 cases of COVID-19 and 7 deaths have been reported by the Wallis and Futuna government. Source: Personal communication with state officials on August 24, 2022.

Vaccination against COVID-19

As of September 19, 2022, a total of 2,682,312 from the first dose; 2,332,223 from the second dose; 744,590 of the first booster dose was administered in all 22 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).

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

Outside the Pacific

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): A total of 612,419,297 cases of COVID-19 and 6,527,901 deaths have been reported globally as of September 20, 2022. – Source: John Hopkins CSSE Done Accessed on September 20, 2022 at 8:00 PM Noumea time.

Updates and other information about Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can be accessed in the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) status reports and the WHO Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) dashboard.