COVID-19 pandemic in the Federated States of Micronesia

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COVID-19 pandemic in the Federated States of Micronesia
Disease COVID-19
Virus strain SARS-CoV-2
Location Federated States of Micronesia
First outbreak Wuhan, Hubei, China
Arrival date8 January 2021 [1] (8 months, 4 weeks and 1 day ago)
Confirmed cases0 [2]
Active cases0 [3]
Suspected cases1 [lower-alpha 1]
Recovered1
Deaths
0
Suspected cases have not been confirmed by laboratory tests as being due to this strain, although some other strains may have been ruled out.

The COVID-19 pandemic in the Federated States of Micronesia is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Even if the virus was suspected to have reached the Federated States of Micronesia on 8 January 2021, [1] the country is COVID-19 free as of February 2021. [2]

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Background

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019. [4] [5]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003, [6] [7] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll. [8] [6]

Timeline

February 2020

By 3 February 2020, David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia, had signed a declaration banning Micronesian citizens from travelling to China and other affected countries. [9]

March 2020

By 5 March 2020, Micronesia had introduced a strict travel ban, banning anyone who had been in China anytime since January 2020 – or had been in any other affected country in the last 14 days – from entering Micronesia. [10] As of 18 March, all schools in the country have also been closed. [11]

January 2021

On 8 January 2021, Micronesia reported its first case, that of a crew member on board the MV Chief Mailo near Pohnpei, in managed isolation. [1] [12]

By the end of the month, the case was deemed to be negative and historical after subsequent antibody and antigen tests. [2] The case was deemed a non-infectious "historical case", meaning the individual concerned likely had COVID-19 in the past possibly prior to October 2020 and was asymptomatic at the time of testing. [13]

Statistics

New cases per day

Impact

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Chuuk Women's Council switched from group-based services to one-to-one outreach. A particular concern was access to sexual health resources, including infomation, as well as HIV prevention packages. [14]

See also

Notes

  1. one suspected case was deemed to be a non-infectious historical case and tested negative after subsequent antibody and antigen tests

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