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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

Overview

The COVID-19 virus is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently and not touching your face. The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow). At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. 

 

The COVID-19 virus has now been detected in more than 200 locations internationally, including the Pacific Island Countries and Territories, with confirmed cases in Guam, CNMI, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Papua New Guinea. Among our close neighbors, cases were also reported in Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii.

 

COVID-19 Cases in the USAPIs (as of 10/01/2020 at 11:00AM HST)

Jurisdiction Confirmed Cases Recovered Deaths
American Samoa 0 0 0
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) 73 N/A 2
Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) 0 0 0
Guam 2,548 N/A 49
Republic of Palau 0 0 0
Republic of the Marshall Islands 0 0 0 

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Prevention

To prevent infection and to slow transmission of COVID-19, do the following:

Symptoms

The COVID-19 virus affects different people in different ways.  COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and most infected people will develop mild to moderate symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment.  People who have underlying medical conditions and those over 60 years old have a higher risk of developing severe disease and death.

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