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Map of the outbreak in Australia
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  500–4999 confirmed cases
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  5–49 confirmed cases

On 25 January, the first case of a SARS-CoV-2 infection was reported, that of a Chinese citizen who arrived from Guangzhou on 19 January. The patient received treatment in Melbourne.[1][23] On the same day, three other patients tested positive in Sydney after returning from Wuhan.[24][25][26]

On 1 March, a 78-year-old man from Western Australia, who had been a passenger on the Diamond Princess, became the first person to die from coronavirus in Australia. He died in a hospital in Perth.[27][28][29]

Australian borders were closed to all non-residents from 20 March; all returning travellers are required to undergo two weeks' quarantine in hotels. From March onwards, many states and territories also closed their internal borders, with similar quarantine requirements for exempt travellers. A breach of quarantine in Melbourne hotels led to the state of Victoria experiencing a second wave and returning to strict lockdown measures from July through to October.

As of 31 October 2020, Australia has reported a total of 27,590 cases, 25,324 recoveries and 907 deaths.[3] The Australian National Cabinet's stated pandemic policy goal is "zero community transmission," in contrast to the mitigation policies of most other Western countries.[30]

Norfolk Island

As of 3 April, Norfolk Island has not had any cases. As a precautionary measure the government has imposed a 32-day travel ban and declared a state of emergency.[31] Administrator Eric Hutchinson stated that the measures were necessary due to the remote island's extremely limited health capacity.[31] Lockdown measures began to be lifted from 6 May.[32]

Chile

Easter Island

On 19 March, the local government of Easter Island ordered a lockdown of the island and requested LATAM Airlines to evacuate all tourists on the island.[33] However, on 24 March, the first case of coronavirus was repo

On 25 January, the first case of a SARS-CoV-2 infection was reported, that of a Chinese citizen who arrived from Guangzhou on 19 January. The patient received treatment in Melbourne.[1][23] On the same day, three other patients tested positive in Sydney after returning from Wuhan.[24][25][26]

On 1 March, a 78-year-old man from Western Australia, who had been a passenger on the Diamond Princess, became the first person to die from coronavirus in Australia. He died in a hospital in Perth.[27][28][29]

Australian borders were closed to all non-residents from 20 March; all returning travellers are required to undergo two weeks' quarantine in hotels. From March onwards, many states and territories also closed their internal borders, with similar quarantine requirements for exempt travellers. A breach of quarantine in Melbourne hotels led to the state of Victoria experiencing a second wave and returning to strict lockdown measures from July through to October.

As of 31 October 2020, Australia has reported a total of 27,590 cases, 25,324 recoveries and 907 deaths.[3] The Australian National Cabinet's stated pandemic policy goal is "zero community transmission," in contrast to the mitigation policies of most other Western countries.[30]

Norfolk Island

As of 3 April, Norfolk Island has not had any cases. As a precautionary measure the government has imposed a 32-day travel ban and declared a state of emergency.[31] Administrator Eric Hutchinson stated that the measures were necessary due to the remote island's extremely limited health capacity.[31] Lockdown measures began to be lifted from 6 May.[32]

Chile

Easter Island

On 19 March, the local government of Easter Island ordered a lockdown of the island and requested LATAM Airlines to evacuate all tourists on the island.[33] However, on 24 March, the first case of coronavirus was reported on the island.[34] By the start of April, 5 confirmed cases had been reported. All cases have recovered after some weeks and no new cases have been reported since.[15][16]

Fiji

The first case of the disease in Fiji was reported on 19 March 2020.

On 31 July 2020, Fiji recorded its first death from COVID-19. A 66-year-old man who was repatriated from India.[35]

As of 8 December, Fiji has a total of 44 COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths, all from the islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.

France

French Polynesia

On 11 March, the first case in French Polynesia was confirmed. The first patient was Maina Sage, a member of the French National Assembly.[36] There were 39 confirmed cases on 4 April. A ban on sales of alcohol was extended until the crisis is over.[37]

As of 11 November 2020, 11,316 cases and more than 4,842 recoveries had been reported in French Polynesia.[38]

New Caledonia

As of 18 July, there have been twenty-two cases in New Caledonia.[39] President Thierry Santa went into self-isolation on 4 April after a member of his staff tested positive.[40]

Wallis and Futuna

On 16 October, the collectivity reported its first case.[41] On 23 October a second test on the first case returned a negative result, making the collectivity again COVID-free.[42]

Marshall Islands

On 24 January, the Marshall Islands issued a travel advisory that requires any visitors to the country to have spent at least 14 days in a country free of the virus.[43] On 1 March, the ban was extended to China, Macau, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Italy, and Iran.[44]

As of 18 March, all incoming international travel has been temporarily suspended, as well as some intra-island flight services.[45]

As of 28 October, The first two positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at US Army Garrison on Kwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA) in the Marshall Islands.[46]

New Zealand

Map of COVID-19 cases in New Zealand by District Health Board (DHB)
  200+ confirmed cases
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  50–99 confirmed cases
  10–49 confirmed cases
  1–9 confirmed cases

New Zealand reported its first case on 28 February 2020 from a citizen who had arrived from Iran on 26 February.[47] The second case was a citizen who had recently traveled to northern Italy.[48] The first local transmission of the virus happened on 4 March in Auckland.[49] On 29 March, New Zealand reported its first fatality, a woman in her 70s from the West Coast region.[50][51]

The New Zealand Government introduced a four-level alert system on 21 March to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand. On 25 March, the country moved into Alert Level 4, placing the country in a nationwide lockdown and closing its borders. While mass gatherings were banned and schools and most businesses were closed, essential services such as supermarkets, petrol stations, and health services remained open.[52][53][54] Due to successful efforts to eliminate the pandemic within New Zealand's borders, the alert level system was progressively lowered to Level 3 on 27 April and Level 2 on 13 May, with lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures being eased at each stage.[55][56] On 9 June, New Zealand entered into Alert level 1, where remaining restrictions on economic activities and daily life were eliminated but the country's borders remained closed to most international travellers.[57]

On 4 May, the country marked the first day without the reports of any new case of COVID-19, a month after the country announced lockdown.[58] By 31 May, there was only one active case with a total of 1,504 (1,154 confirmed and 350 probable) cases, 1,481 recoveries, and 22 deaths.[59] By 8 June, that last active case had recovered.[60] Following 24 consecutive days of no new cases, two new cases resulting from overseas travel were reported on 16 June.[61] On 11 August, four cases were reported in Auckland, making the first reported community transmissions after 102 days.[62]

As of 11 December, New Zealand has reported 2,092 cases (1,736 confirmed and 356 probable cases), with 57 active cases. In addition, 2,010 people have recovered and 25 people have died.[8] As of 11 December, no cases have been reported in the associated states of Cook Islands and Niue and the dependent territories of Tokelau and the Ross Dependency[citation needed] (see below).

Cook Islands

As of 28 March, the Cook Islands have not had any cases. As a precautionary measure, flights from destinations other than New Zealand have been cancelled,[63] and non-essential surgeries cancelled.[64][65] On 26 March, Prime Minister Henry Puna announced that 'Code Yellow' measures would be in place in the islands, by which public gatherings are restricted.[66] On 15 August, the Government has temporarily closed its air borders to any travellers in response to the re-emerging of COVID-19 cases in Auckland, New Zealand.[67]

Niue

As of 3 April 2020, there have been no cases in Niue. As a precautionary measure, the government has banned visitors from highly affected countries.[65]

Tokelau

As of 3 April 2020, there have been no cases in Tokelau. As a precautionary measure, boats arriving from affected countries have been banned from landing.[65] On 19 March, all incoming travel was suspended, except for Tokelauans.[68]

Papua New Guinea

On 20 March, the first case in Papua New Guinea was confirmed.[69]

Swabs were taken and sent to the Medical Research Institute in Goroka for testing. Three announcements followed. First the Health Minister Jelta Wong declared a probable case, and Prime Minister James Marape followed up by declaring the result as negative.[70][71] Further tests were conducted and the prime minister confirmed the positive result for COVID-19.[72] Police Minister Bryan Kramer then stated on Facebook that the inconsistent results were due to faulty test equipment, and that requests had been made for further testing to be conducted in Melbourne.[73] As of 19 November 2020, Papua New Guinea had 602 cases, 585 recoveries and 7 deaths.[9]

Bougainville

The Autonomous Region of Bougainville's confirmed its first case of the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, 7 August 2020, in Arawa, Bougainville.[21]

Samoa

There is one confirmed COVID-19 cases in Samoa that was confirmed in November 2020.[20]

Solomon Islands

The first case of COVID-19 in the Solomon Islands was confirmed on 3 October 2020.[74]

United States

While the epicenter of COVID-19 in the USA lies in the contiguous 48 states, cases and outbreaks have been reported in the country's Oceanic jurisdictions. The state of Hawaii has by far the most coronavirus cases in the region, followed up by the territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

American Samoa

On 9 November 2020, American Samoa reported its first three cases.[75][18]

Guam

As of 28 August, the US territory of Guam has had 1,287 confirmed cases of the virus, 488 recoveries, and ten deaths.[76]

Hawaii

On 1 March, a 78-year-old man from Western Australia, who had been a passenger on the Diamond Princess, became the first person to die from coronavirus in Australia. He died in a hospital in Perth.[27][28][29]

Australian borders were closed to all non-residents from 20 March; all returning travellers are required to undergo two weeks' quarantine in hotels. From March onwards, many states and territories also closed their internal borders, with similar quarantine requirements for exempt travellers. A breach of quarantine in Melbourne hotels led to the state of Victoria experiencing a second wave and returning to strict lockdown measures from July through to October.

As of 31 October 2020, Australia has reported a total of 27,590 cases, 25,324 recoveries and 907 deaths.[3] The Australian National Cabinet's stated pandemic policy goal is "zero community transmission," in contrast to the mitigation policies of most other Western countries.[30]

As of 3 April, Norfolk Island has not had any cases. As a precautionary measure the government has imposed a 32-day travel ban and declared a state of emergency.[31] Administrator Eric Hutchinson stated that the measures were necessary due to the remote island's extremely limited health capacity.[31] Lockdown measures began to be lifted from 6 May.[32]

Chile

On 19 March, the local government of Easter Island ordered a lockdown of the island and requested LATAM Airlines to evacuate all tourists on the island.[33] However, on 24 March, the first case of coronavirus was reported on the island.[34] By the start of April, 5 confirmed cases had been reported. All cases have recovered after some weeks and no new cases have been reported since.[15][16]

Fiji

The first case of the disease in Fiji was reported on 19 March 2020.

On 31 July 2020, Fiji recorded its first death from COVID-19. A 66-year-old man who was repatriated from India.Fiji was reported on 19 March 2020.

On 31 July 2020, Fiji recorded its first death from COVID-19. A 66-year-old man who was repatriated from India.[35]

As of 8

On 31 July 2020, Fiji recorded its first death from COVID-19. A 66-year-old man who was repatriated from India.[35]

As of 8 December, Fiji has a total of 44 COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths, all from the islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.

On 11 March, the first case in French Polynesia was confirmed. The first patient was Maina Sage, a member of the French National Assembly.[36] There were 39 confirmed cases on 4 April. A ban on sales of alcohol was extended until the crisis is over.[37]

As of 11 November 2020, 11,316 cases and more than 4,842 recoveries had been reported in French Polynesia.[38]

New Caledonia

As of 18 July, there have been twenty-two cases in New Caledonia.As of 11 November 2020, 11,316 cases and more than 4,842 recoveries had been reported in French Polynesia.[38]

As of 18 July, there have been twenty-two cases in New Caledonia.[39] President Thierry Santa went into self-isolation on 4 April after a member of his staff tested positive.[40]

Wallis and Futuna

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