Covid-19 cases on Nauru now over 3000

With 381 new cases, there are now 3,161 active cases.

There are 11 people in the hospital's Acute Care Unit.

Altogether there are now 362 houses in lockdown.

The government is delivering cartons of water, noodles and eggs to these houses.


Covid outbreak ruins Nauru medal hunt

Pacific Games Council CEO Andrew Minogue said Nauru informed the council that they were pulling out of the Games the same day the opening ceremony was held.

"Their charter flight was cancelled due to their first-ever COVID-19 outbreak," he said.

Nauru was supposed to send its 35-strong delegation to the 10-day sporting event.

However, during the parade of nations on June 17 at the Oleai Sports Complex, the country was absent as only a flagbearer represented Nauru.


Covid cases in Nauru increase

There are now 2392 active cases in the community.

President Lionel Aingimea said 53 percent or approximately one in two people tested are positive.

Eight people are in the Acute Care Unit in the hospital.

There are three moderate to severe cases in the hospital, two are adults with underlying illnesses, and one is a child with a high fever.

A prohibition order on mass gatherings has been issued prohibiting a long list of social activities in order to slow the spread of the virus.

Over 300 children receive Covid vaccination in Nauru

Vaccination for children is continuing as the country battles with an outbreak in community transmission.

 The Ministry of Health is advising all parents to get their children vaccinated against Covid-19.

 “Get your child vaccinated. There is no harm and there may be benefit to your child if they receive the vaccine and then get Covid soon after.”

“If your child has already been infected with Covid during this outbreak, you can wait until late September for the 1st dose and 2nd dose 3-4 weeks later, before the end of October.”

Nauru Covid-19 cases now over 2000

There are now 2102 active cases.

That is up from 1048 on Friday.

Nauru President, Lionel Aingimea says approximately one person is testing positive for every three tests taken.

He has asked people to follow public health advice.

No social gatherings are permitted.

President Aingimea said within a few weeks Nauru will start to live with the virus.

But for now, the Covid-19 task force is working through its processes.

This is the first time Nauru has experienced Covid-19 in the community.


Nauru Covid numbers continue to soar

There are now 1048 known active community cases.

President Lionel Aingimea said one in every five people being tested is Covid positive.

Managed isolation facilities are full, people who test positive are advised to isolate at home.

Mr Aingimea has previously said the country will soon have to start living with the virus.

The Nauru Government is also offering a subsidy each evening to allow people with Digicel phones to use them more easily.


Nauru Covid cases double almost every two days

Last night President Lionel Aingimea said cases are doubling almost every two days and about one in five people are tested positive.

There are now 861 active cases.

Eight people remain admitted in ACU for observation including two maternity cases.

The child has been discharged to a quarantine facility and is being observed by nurses in quarantine.

All the cases are stable and not requiring critical medical attention.

A total of 4,597 tests have been done this outbreak.


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Paediatric Pfizer Covid vaccine arrives in Nauru

The vaccine arrived on a charter flight last night.

Minister for Ronphos Reagan Aliklik and Deputy Australian High Commissioner Andrew Hodges received the consignment at the airport, which were then transported to cold storage by the hospital’s pharmacist.

A statement from the Nauru Government said children aged 5 to 11 years old can start receiving their first dose this week.

"Announcements will be made by Public Health."

This is the second delivery of the paediatric Pfizer Covid vaccine to Nauru this year.

Big hike in number of covid cases in Nauru

There are now 606 cases, up from 337 reported on Sunday.

President Lionel Aingimea said that, as of Wednesday morning, 14 people are in negative air pressure units.

He said the vaccination rate is high, at 98 percent.

This is the first time Nauru has experienced community transmission of the virus.

Just 13 cases had been detected at the borded in late March - they have all since recovered.

Nauru government information officer Kelly Amram said Covid-19 protocols are in place in an effort to slow down the spread of the virus.

Nauru sees more Covid-19 cases

Aingimea said there are 140 people quarantined at the Budapest Transition Station, and 150 at the Menen Transition Station.

Eleven people are in the negative pressure Acute Care Unit, including one child who is well and playful.

Three of them are unvaccinated for personal reasons, but everyone is well and none of them are showing symptoms nor do they require critical care.