Vanuatu Situation Report – Issued 01 June Covering 31 May to 01 June 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 now move to Recovery Level 1. Torres group (Hiu, Toga, Loh, Tequa, Metoma) to move to Recovery Level 1 and the rest of the Banks group (Merelava, Merig, Mota, Ureparapara) to remain at COVID-19 Alert Level 1. Motalava now moves to Alert Level 3.
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 1 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 9438 confirmed cases have been reported since the beginning of 2022.
114 new confirmed cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, 18 in TAFEA Province (Tanna), 7 in SHEFA (Efate), 2 in TORBA Province (Vanua Lava), 86 in PENAMA Province (Ambae and Pentecost) and 1 in SANMA Province (Santo). The accuracy of the data is based on the accuracy of the case notification. **Discrepancies with previous reports result from change in the way data are reported**
After having reported its first case border on 09 May, Ambae island reported its first community cases. 32 active cases reported since 29 May. Case investigation and contact tracing ongoing.