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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: 13 October
As of 13 October 2020, 7 countries (Solomon Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam and New Caledonia) in the PICTs have reported 7,124 cases and 82deaths, with a case fatality proportion of 1.2%.
- Between 06 and 13 October 2020, 1,405 new cases (1 in Solomon Islands, 2 in CNMI, 24 in PNG, 961 in French Polynesia, and 417 in Guam) were confirmed in the PICTs and 7 new deaths (2 in French Polynesia and 5 in Guam) were confirmed in the PICTs.
- Fiji has not reported any cases for at least two incubation period (28 days)
- New Caledonia has not reported any cases for at least one incubation period (14 days)
- 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-August 2020, the number of newly reported cases has begun to decrease.
- New Zealand: Total number of active cases is 39 - all imported cases. There are no active 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.