On 04 March 2022, an active COVID-19 case was confirmed at Vila Central Hospital who had no travel history, indicating transmission at community level.
On 07 March 2022, Efate and Offshore Islands moved to Alert Level 3: Very High, due to large-scale community transmission. All provinces of Vanuatu are on Alert Level 3 given reports of cases or movement of contacts of cases in the six provinces of Vanuatu.
A total of 1,025 confirmed cases have been reported since the beginning of 2022.
88 new confirmed cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, including 77 on Efate island (Shefa province) and 11 on Santo island (Sanma province).
3 cases are currently hospitalised due to COVID-19, with 1 critically ill.