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Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System Weekly Bulletin / Système de Surveillance Syndromique dans le Pacifique - Bulletin Hebdomadaire: W52 2021 (Dec 27-Jan 02)

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Influenza-like Illness (ILI)

  • PSSS, EPI - WK 52, 2021 Influenza-like Illness (ILI) cases compared to WK 51, 2021 ILI cases are as tabulated as below for comparison. For an added perspective on the figures and trends percentage, country sentinel sites reporting for WKs 51 & 52 are also shown.

  • Actual increases in the number of ILI cases is seen in Fiji and RMI for the week.

  • A reduction of ILI cases were seen in New Caledonia, CNMI and Wallis & Futuna. The decrease seen and Solomon Islands may be due to the decreased number of sites reported for the week.

  • No changes were seen to the number of ILI cases in cook Islands

  • Nil ILI cases were reported for the week from the Pitcairn Islands and Palau.

  • No reports were available from French Polynesia, FSM, Niue, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Vanuatu and Samoa for the week.

  • American Samoa, Guam and Nauru have not participated in the surveillance.

  • Surveillance figures are not intended to capture all country cases but to describe trends over time and are invaluable when trends rise beyond country baselines which should then trigger alerts and timely actions to characterize the actual nature and magnitude of the disease.

  • Maintaining surveillance of influenza and monitoring SARS-CoV-2 adapting Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS) and sentinel systems during the COVID-19 pandemic: Interim guidance WHO guidelines for the implementation of the Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 Multiplex RT-PCR Assay into the influenza and COVID-19 integrated surveillance Refer here

SARI (Severe Acute Respiratory Illness)

Severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) as reported from sentinel surveillance (3/18) sites through PSSS.


  • As of January 06, 2022 a total of 299,674,812 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed including 5,486,603 (2%) deaths and 257,277,605 (98%) recoveries from 215 Countries and Territories. Out of this, currently 36,818,701 (99.8%) are mild cases and 91,903 (0.2%) are serious cases.
  • As of January 06, 2022, in the Western Pacific Region, there were 11,710,428 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 157,888 deaths.
  • Pacific Island Countries COVID-19 situation report as follows: