Vanuatu Situation Report – Issued 28 May Covering 27 May to 28 May 2022
SUMMARY AND DISEASE BURDEN
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.
As of 17 May the following recommendations have been made:
Vanua Lava and Gaua to remain at Recovery Level 2. Torres group (Hiu, Toga, Loh, Tequa, Metoma) to move to Recovery Level 1 and the rest of the Banks group (Merelava, Merig, Motalava, Mota, Ureparapara) to remain at COVID-19 Alert Level 1.
Tanna and Erromango – COVID 19 Alert Level 3 and Aneityum, Aniwa and Futuna to remain at COVID-19 Alert Level 1.
Pentecost to move to Recovery Level 2 and Ambae and Maewo to remain at COVID 19 Alert Level 1.
All the islands of Malampa province remain at COVID-19 Alert Level 1.
Efate and its offshore islands to remain at Recovery Level 1 and Epi, Tongoa and Shepherds group (Makira, Buninga, Mataso, Emae, Tongariki) to remain at COVID 19 Alert Level 1.
Santo and its offshore islands and Malo Island to move to Recovery Level 1
A total of 9005 confirmed cases have been reported since the beginning of 2022.
69 new confirmed cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, 55 in TAFEA Province (Tanna), 3 in SHEFA (Efate, Epi), 6 in PENAMA Province (Pentecost), 5 in SANMA Province (Santo), and TORBA Province reported 0 new cases in the last 24 hours. The accuracy of the data is based on the accuracy of the case notification. **Discrepancies with previous reports result from lags in data entry and reporting at provincial level. As data cleaning is ongoing, case number are subject to verification and change**
Tongariki reported 1 quarantine case on 26 May 2022. Case is currently in isolation at Kokonak school.
Epi Island reported 1 new covid-19 on 27 May 2022. Case investigation and contact tracing ongoing.
Aneityum reported 1 new COVID-19 case on 27 May 2022. Case investigation and contact tracing ongoing.
No hospitalization is reported during this period.