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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: 24 November
As of 24 November 2020, 10 countries (Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI), Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna) in the PICTs have reported 20,386 cases and 180 deaths, with a case fatality proportion of 0.9%
- Between 17 and 24 November 2020, 1715 new cases (3 in RMI; 2 in New Caledonia; 1 in CNMI; 1,272 in French Polynesia; 427 in Guam and 10 in PNG) and 18 new deaths (10 in French Polynesia and 8 in Guam) were confirmed in the PICTs.
- Solomon Islands has not reported a new case in the past 14 days.
- RMI, Wallis and Futuna, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, French Polynesia, PNG, CNMI and Guam have reported new cases in the past 14 days.
- Australia: Since late-September 2020, a low number of new cases continue to be reported each day.
- New Zealand: There are currently 52 active cases (including 4 community cases).
- Hawaii: Cases are decreasing, community transmission is ongoing.
For further information on specific countries in the Pacific contact the respective government authorities.