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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pacific Community (SPC) Public Health Division is closely monitoring the global and regional situation through its epidemic intelligence system and produces regular epidemiological reports on COVID-19 cases reported in the Pacific.

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.


Current Status in the Pacific

21 countries (American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI), Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Pitcarin Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna) in the PICTs have reported cases and deaths.

For more details and data, please consult the below map and charts.

 
 
 

(*) This includes all cases reported (imported/border cases and locally acquired cases) with a reporting date. Source PDH.stat.

You can print or download the map in PNG, JPEG and PDF format by clicking on the hamburger menu ☰ on the top right corner

Pacific Island Countries and territories2022-012022-022022-032022-042022-052022-062022-072022-082022-092022-102022-112022-122023-01
ASAmerican Samoa228544745869619265557952816882478260826583028320
CKCook Islandsn/c4219864990567557746042626563896405647565336999
FJFiji62855639306440964643650316571367617681716824268264683756875068820
FMMicronesia (Federated States of)n/cn/cn/c53035525874751395322203220352224723466
GUGuam32331443444726548132490755189855208579475857758835593796005360778
KIKiribati460292730663082311432363430343034304866486648875008
MHMarshall Islands44414141564150421530515382155411555415584
MPNorthern Mariana Islands490895501106511263113661175912573131201317113212132271335813499
NCNew Caledonia20622543136041360653623296433769796739347428874406761877957779981
NRNaurun/cn/cn/c3333944407461046104610462546254777
NUNiuen/cn/c7891549718085147439747
PFFrench Polynesia48979678997256672987731947360175701767457684676911772847810478179
PGPapua New Guinea37270413024337443817445514472544793448874501045465461824666346663
PNPitcairnn/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/c4444444
PWPalau1633378140244610506551995232534854605513578559715986
SBSolomon Islands148670491147015677212372154421544215442154421544245752568425684
TKTokelaun/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/c55
TOTonga2355654610320117691234612597161821618216182162221648716779
TVTuvalun/cn/cn/cn/c338202020277927792779
VUVanuatu7183717751492301127311730118251192811964119681201112011
WFWallis and Futuna454454454455455455825321834113415341634313450
WSSamoa323318839592136471496415405158391594115946159461597516022
Total211065296086336723363634381989396841420235453845462638473492483283491439495541

Note: SPC population estimates of eligible people was used in the computation of vaccination coverage to maximize comparability between countries. The percentage coverage numbers may differ from country reported numbers due to variation in population denominator that was used.
Disclaimer: All data are subject to change, as more information become available.

For further information on specific countries in the Pacific contact the respective government authorities. 


Regional Challenges

COVID-19 represents a significant challenge for the region. The Pacific Community (SPC), as the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) lead in public health, has taken all necessary measures to help address the spread of COVID-19. This includes the adoption of a response framework aimed at supporting staff well-being and business continuity while supporting an efficient regional response to the pandemic.

Which are the main risk areas for PICTs?

  • In most of the PICTs, access to quality health services is limited, due to a lack of infrastructure, equipment, and qualified personnel. In the current situation, this can pose a problem of access to care if the number of infected people increases.
  • Most PICTs do not have the needed laboratory equipment to analyse the tests on site, which creates difficulties in identifying cases. The test samples have to be sent to other countries for analysis.
  • Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are frequented by tourists. This represents a risk due to the movement of people to and from PICTs (although restrictive measures have been put in place); and also a risk for the local economies.

Country support:

Our Public Health Division is supporting Pacific Island countries and territories preparedness and response to COVID-19 through public health surveillance, laboratory, infection prevention and control, risk communication and clinical services. 

Partnership: 

SPC is part of the World Health Organization (WHO)-led multi-agency Incident Management Team (IMT) and therefore provides support to PICTs in close collaboration with regional partners.

 

To access more specific information for COVID-19, please click below:

Pacific Community Response