Vanuatu Situation Report – Issued 29 May Covering 28 May to 29 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 9043 confirmed cases have been reported since the beginning of 2022.
- 38 new confirmed cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, 33 in TAFEA Province (Tanna), 1 in SHEFA (Efate),4 in TORBA Province (Pentecost) and TORBA and SANMA Provinces 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**
- Mota island reported 1 new COVID-19 case on 29 May 2022. Case investigation and contact tracing ongoing.
- No hospitalization is reported during this period.