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The COVID-19 (COrona VIrus Disease 2019) outbreak was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. Globally, nations are taking actions to reduce and control the spread of the virus.
For information on global efforts to manage this outbreak, visit the WHO website for current situation reports on COVID-19: (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports)
Current Status in the Pacific: 27 October
As of 27 October 2020, 8 countries (Solomon Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna) in the PICTs have reported 11,574 cases and 112 deaths, with a case fatality proportion of 1.0%.
- Between 20 and 27 October 2020, 2,478 new cases (1 in Solomon Islands, 1 in Fiji, 6 in CNMI, 7 in PNG, 1,883 in French Polynesia, and 580 in Guam) were confirmed in the PICTs and 19 new deaths (10 in French Polynesia and 9 in Guam) were confirmed in the PICTs.
- New Caledonia has not reported any cases for at least two incubation period (28 days)
- Fiji, Wallis and Futuna, Solomon Islands, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas and Guam have reported new cases in the past 14 days.
- Australia: Since mid-September 2020, a low number of new cases continue to be reported each day.
- New Zealand: Total number of active cases is 74 - including community cases of Covid-19.
- Hawaii: Cases are decreasing, community transmission is ongoing.
For further information on specific countries in the Pacific contact the respective government authorities.