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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: 19 January
As of 19 January 2021, 12 countries (Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI), Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna) in the PICTs have reported 26,273 cases and 268 deaths, with a case fatality proportion of 1.0%.
- Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and RMI have not reported a new case in the past 42 days.
- Wallis and Futuna have not reported a new case in the past 28 days.
- FSM, New Caledonia, Fiji, French Polynesia, PNG, CNMI and Guam have reported new cases in the past 14 days.
- Community transmission is ongoing in French Polynesia, Guam and PNG.
- Australia: Seventeen (17) locally acquired cases reported in the last 7 days.
- New Zealand: There are currently 85 active cases (all border cases). There has been no community case since 18 November 2020.
- Hawaii: Community transmission is ongoing.
For further information on specific countries in the Pacific contact the respective government authorities.