Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System Weekly Bulletin Source WHO

 Alerts:

COVID-19 consists of the Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, and Palau.

Illness -like Influenza (ILI)

PSSS, EPI – WK 21, 2022 Influenza-like Illness (ILI) cases are listed below for comparison with WK 20, 2022 ILI cases. Country sentinel sites reporting for WKs 20 and 21 are also presented to provide context for the data and trends %.

  • The number of ILI cases has increased in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and Niue, The rise in Vanuatu might be attributed to an increase in the number of sites reported during the week.
  • For the week, Fiji, Wallis, and Futuna FSM, RMI, and the Cook Islands had a decrease in ILI cases. The reduction in Tonga, Solomon Islands, and New Caledonia might be attributed to a fall in the number of locations reported during the week.
  • Tokelau and Pitcairn Islands reported no ILI cases this week.
  • For the week, no reports were obtained from French Polynesia, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Samoa.
  • The monitoring has not included American Samoa, Guam, or Nauru.
  • Surveillance data are not meant to record all nation instances, but rather to represent trends over time. They are useful when trends exceed country baselines, triggering warnings and prompt action to identify the true nature and scale of the illness.
  • Maintaining influenza surveillance and observing SARS-CoV-2 using the Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS) and lookout systems throughout the COVID-19 epidemic:  Intervening guidance on WHO guidelines for incorporating the Influenza and SARS CoV-2 into an integrated bug and COVID-19 surveillance. Please see here.

SARI (Severe Acute Respiratory Illness)

Severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) as reported by PSSS sentinel monitoring locations (3/18).

COVID -19

As of June 2, 2022, 533,803,940 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, with 6,316,555 (1%) fatalities and 504,738,051 (99%) recoveries from 215 countries and territories. There are now 22,712,666 mild cases (99.8 percent) and 36,668 severe cases (0.2 percent).

As of June 2, 2022, there were 60,611,797 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 231,377 fatalities in the Western Pacific Region.