Vanuatu Situation Report #83 Issued 29 March - Covering 28-29 March 2022


  • 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 3,128 confirmed cases have been reported since the beginning of 2022.
  • 341 new confirmed cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, including 287 on Efate island (Shefa province) and 54 on Santo island (Sanma province).
  • A total of six (6) people are currently hospitalized in VCH for COVID-19, with all 6 cases in stable condition.
  • The first lives lost (deaths) from COVID-19 in Vanuatu were confirmed and reported on 29 March 2022. One was a 22-year-old and the other was a 5-year-old; both. Both had pre-existing underlying medical conditions. At this stage, further personal and medical information will not be released by the Ministry of Health out of respect for the deceased individuals and their families.