COVID-19 pandemic in Oceania

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COVID-19 pandemic in Oceania
COVID-19 Outbreak Cases in Oceania.svg
Map of the COVID-19 pandemic in Oceania
  10,000+ Confirmed cases
  1000-9999 Confirmed cases
  100-999 Confirmed cases
  10–99 Confirmed cases
  1–9 Confirmed cases
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Arrival date25 January 2020
(2 years, 7 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago)
Confirmed cases11,014

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Oceania on 25 January 2020 with the first confirmed case reported in Melbourne, Australia.[1] It has since spread elsewhere in the region,[2] although many small Pacific island nations have thus far avoided the outbreak by closing their international borders.

As of 6 July, ten Oceania sovereign states have yet to report a case - Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated State of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

References[change | change source]

  1. "First confirmed case of novel coronavirus in Australia". Australian Government Department of Health. 25 January 2020. Archived from the original on 15 February 2020. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  2. "WHO COVID-19 Dashboard". 24 April 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2020.