Surveillance is the ongoing, systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of health-related data. Data is used to inform, and evaluate, public health measures for control of COVID-19 in Vanuatu. Surveillance for COVID-19 in Vanuatu incorporates a range of data sources, including traveller surveillance, case investigation and contact tracing, syndromic and sentinel surveillance, targeted active case finding, laboratory surveillance, hospital surveillance, and vaccination surveillance.
It has been 62 days since the last report of a confirmed (imported) case in Vanuatu. There was one suspected cases in EW17; COVID-19 related symptoms were reported in a returning traveller currently in quarantine (note: the laboratory result showed that the person was negative for SARS-Cov-2). Continuous review of syndromic and laboratory data available to date suggests that there is no evidence of clusters of locally-acquired sporadic cases, cluster of cases or community transmission. Influenza-like illness reports are lower than previous years.