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“Hospitals will continue to receive medical supplies just as supermarkets will continue to receive food,” the President advised.
This announcement is to all the residents of Yap State from the State Task Force in regards to COVID 19


Currently there is a COVID 19 health screening for all passengers arriving by sea and aircrafts.

As part of the precautionary measures recommended by the Department of Health Services synchronizing with the state contingency plan, all arriving passengers will be quarantined for 14 days. The designated quarantine facility is situated at the Yap Sports Complex.

This step is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID 19 to the residents in Yap State in case any of the passengers are infected with the virus.

All quarantined individuals will be accommodated by assigned members of the State Task Force and Public Health Personnel. They are not to leave the facility for 14 days, nor physically engage with visitors or families, share contents of their luggage to visitors or family members throughout the 14 days.

At the quarantine facility, they are provided means of communication, food, shower areas, restrooms to make their short experience comfortable. At this time, the state government is providing three meals a day to the individuals quarantined until Sunday, March 22, 2020. Starting Monday March 23, 2020, only lunch will be provided.

Family members and friends of individuals in quarantine are asked to help in supplying food, drinks and necessities. Upon visiting at the gate, a security will be there to give instructions to delivering items to the people in quarantine.

For further clarification regarding delivery of supplies, please call 350-5212.

The state is also asking for everyone’s cooperation and understanding of these measures that the Department of Health Services are putting in place to protect everyone’s health throughout the COVID19 outbreak.

There is an Isolation center located at the ECE building in Dinay. All suspected with COVID 19 symptoms will be escorted to the isolation center.

Signs and Symptoms of COVID 19 include High Fever, Cough and shortness of breath. If anyone is showing these symptoms, you are urged to call the emergency hotline: 350-4161.

Currently there is no cure or vaccination for this virus so preventive measures are highly recommended. Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds or use sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol and rub on hands for 15 seconds. No handshakes! Avoid unnecessary touching of your face (esp. nose, mouth, eyes). Always cover your cough/sneeze with tissue or cloth and dispose properly and wash hands thoroughly. Get the flu vaccine at Public Health. It’s free. Stay healthy (eat well, sleep enough, exercise, take breaks, wash betelnut or leaf before chewing). Avoid mass-gatherings and public community events. Practice social distancing—stay away at least 3 to 6 feet from people.

Again, if you are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID 19, please call the emergency hotline at 350-4161.
HEALTH ADVISORY on COVID-19

Message from the FSM Secretary of Health and Social Affairs

On March 15, 2020, Guam Governor Lou Leon Guerrero announced that 3 individuals on Guam were tested positive for COVID-19. One confirmed case had no travel history. Two of the confirmed cases flew in from Manila, Philippines on a United Airline flight on the morning of March 02, 2020. If you were on this flight and have developed any symptoms of Cough, Fever and Difficulty Breathing stay home and call your local Health Department [Chuuk: 330-2214; Kosrae: 370-3012; Yap: 350-2110; Pohnpei: 320-3107; FSM: 320-2619].

As of March 18, 2020, there is no confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

However, there are currently three PUIs (person under investigation) in FSM (1 in Pohnpei and 2 in Yap). All three PUIs have been isolated and currently being treated for their symptoms. Specimen from the PUI in Pohnpei was being prepared for shipment yesterday (3/17/20) to the Guam Public Health Laboratory for confirmatory testing. Specimens from the 2 PUIs in Yap will be shipped to Guam early Wednesday morning. The FSM Department of Health and Social Affairs, in close collaboration with Yap and Pohnpei Department of Health Services, will keep the general public informed on the status of the 3 PUIs as well as when any future PUIs are detected and reported.

In response to the 3 confirmed cases on Guam and the 3 PUIs in FSM, we are enhancing surveillance at our airports, seaports, healthcare facilities and in our communities. The FSM Department of Health and Social Affairs is working closely with all States Department of Health Services, private hospital and clinics to be ready to detect and respond if additional PUIs are identified. As part of our preparedness and readiness efforts for COVID-19, and with support of the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our development Partners we are enhancing our capacities for surveillance and early detection, quarantine, isolation, infection control, case management, contact tracing, lab testing, and risk communication. At the same time, we are finalizing our respective contingency plans for effective and coordinated response for COVID-19 across the FSM States.

Through our National and States COVID-19 Taskforces, we are also working closely with our communities to help prevent the importation and spread of COVID-19 in FSM. We will continue to work closely with WHO, CDC, Partners and other countries in the region to share information and advice as part of our comprehensive response in FSM and across the region.

While COVID-19 is circulating in our region, the public is requested to remain calm, stay alert for signs and symptoms, continue practising good hand and cough hygiene, and avoid large crowds, social gatherings, and meetings to help protect ourselves and our families from COVID-19 and prevent its spread to others.

The FSM Department of Health and Social Affairs will continue to keep the public informed of any new developments on COVID-19 in the Federated States of Micronesia and the region. For more information, please call (691) 320-2619.

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204 New Cases of COVID-19 positive reported on September 4, 2022.

Since September 1, Yap has been hitting consistently high numbers of new COVID-19 positive cases at 200 plus cases a day.

Two (2) new hospital admissions in the last 24 hours requiring oxygen support. Total cumulative hospital admissions since community transmission is 18 with 6 discharged to date. The COVID-19 ward is quickly reaching capacity and running out of bed space. 12 of the 18 available bed space are currently filled. Two patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Total cumulative of COVID-19 positive cases found since community transmission started on evening August 16, 2022, is 1821.

Total deaths since community transmission is 1.

Rumung still reporting no COVID-19 positive cases while Kanifay, Dalipebinaw and Maap are still registering less than 20% of their municipal populations with COVID-19 while the remaining are registering more than 20% COVID-19 positivity.

See the Yap State DHS COVID-19 Sit Rep attached for more information.

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148 New Cases of COVID-19 positive reported on August 30, 2022.

The youngest with COVID-19 was an unvaccinated 6-month-old. The oldest with COVID-19 was a fully vaccinated 74-year-old.

One unvaccinated 4-year-old boy admitted to hospital. This is the second hospital admission. Total cumulative hospital admissions since community transmission is 2 with one discharged.

Total cumulative of COVID-19 positive cases found since community transmission started on evening August 16, 2022, is 747.

Total deaths since community transmission is 1.

The most common COVID-19 symptoms people are presenting with are fever, cough, and sore throat.

Rumung has not reported any COVID-19 positive cases while Gilman is still registering as the municipality with the highest COVID-19 positivity rate (25%) for its population size. It is important to note that the Sit Rep numbers are only reflective of the people who actually come to get tested. There are many more out there who are not testing so are not captured in this data.

See the Yap State DHS COVID-19 Sit Rep below for more information.

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57 New Cases of COVID-19 positive reported on August 27, 2022, and 1 Death.

The youngest with COVID-19 was a partially vaccinated 1 year old boy. The oldest with COVID-19 was a 69-year-old unvaccinated man who passed away on arrival to the hospital.

The 49-year-old man admitted on August 25, 2022, with COVID-19 is still hospitalized.

Rull, Tamil and Kanifay COVID-19 positive cases increased noticeably from the last report. Rumung is the only municipality still with no COVID-19 positive case registered yet.

Total cumulative of COVID-19 positive cases found since community transmission started on evening August 16, 2022, is 402.

See the Yap State DHS COVID-19 Sit Rep below for more information.

26/08/2022

65 New Cases of COVID-19 positive found on August 26, 2022.

The youngest with COVID-19 was an unvaccinated 6-year-old. The oldest with COVID-19 was a 71-year-old fully vaccinated.

One person hospitalized.

Rull, Dalipebinaw, Tamil and Gilman are the top four COVID-19 hot spots. Rumung is the only municipality with no COVID-19 positive case registered yet.

Total cumulative of COVID-19 positive cases found since community transmission started on evening August 16, 2022, is 346.

See the Yap State DHS COVID-19 Sit Rep below for more information.

25/08/2022

38 New Cases of COVID-19 positive found on August 25, 2022.

The youngest with COVID-19 was an unvaccinated 10-month-old. The oldest with COVID-19 was a 74-year-old woman fully vaccinated with first booster.

The first hospitalized case is a fully vaccinated 49-year-old man, hospitalized with mild symptoms in stable condition.

Rull, Dalipebinaw and Gilman top three COVID-19 hot spots.

Total cumulative of COVID-19 positive cases found since community transmission started on evening August 16, 2022, is 151.

See the Yap State DHS COVID-19 Sit Rep below for more information.

25/08/2022

Advisory for future travelers into Yap.
Yap's Health Crisis Task Force has rescinded all its previous policies and protocols on incoming passengers from affected countries and states within the FSM. The FSM National Government has already declared the borders open with certain guidelines for its residents to follow (posted last week). With this Public Alert, Yap State is now following the Healthy Border Act which includes the temporary suspension of requiring incoming passengers to have a negative result of a PCR test and with the exception of children aged 6 months to 4 years old, all other eligible age groups must be vaccinated and/or boosted.

24/08/2022

34 New Cases of COVID-19 positive found on August 24, 2022.

The youngest with COVID-19 was a partially vaccinated 2-year-old girl with first dose. The oldest with COVID-19 was a 61-year-old man fully vaccinated with two doses.

Rull still heads the COVID-19 positive count. Dalipebinaw had the biggest jump in COVID-19 positive cases today moving it into second highest COVID-19 positive count. Maap, Fanif and Weloy all registered their first COVID-19 cases today.

Total cumulative of COVID-19 positive cases found since community transmission started on evening August 16, 2022, is 113.

See the Yap State DHS COVID-19 Sit Rep below for more information.

23/08/2022

22 New Cases of COVID-19 positive found on August 23, 2022.

The youngest with COVID-19 was an unvaccinated 10 month old boy. The oldest with COVID-19 was a 69 year old woman fully vaccinated with first booster.

Rull and Gilman have the most COVID-19 positive cases with Kanifay registering its first COVID-19 case.

A total cumulative of COVID-19 positive cases found since community transmission started on evening August 16, 2022 is 79.

See the Yap State DHS COVID-19 Sit Rep below for more information.

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21 New Cases of COVID-19 positive found today August 22, 2022.

This is to be expected as work resumed for all government workers and the public transportation bus service resumed operations transporting workers across the island to and from work.

Tomorrow students going to school using the same bus service will also be exposed and so seeing higher numbers of COVID-19 positive surge this week is to be expected.

Youngest COVID-19 positive case today an unvaccinated 7 month old baby boy. The oldest case reported a fully vaccinated, with first booster, 70 year old woman.

See the latest COVID-19 Sit Rep below for more information.

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The Yap TTT sites and Outpatient Department identified 9 new COVID-19 positive cases today August 21, 2022.

The youngest, a 4 year old unvaccinated child and the oldest a 63 year old person.

Rull has the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases followed by Dalipebinaw, Gilman and Gagil.

Continue to practice the 3W's and stay safe everyone.

Wear a Mask, Wash Hands regularly and Watch your physical/social distance.

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Yap TTT site testing today identified 15 new COVID-19 positive cases including an unvaccinated 8 month old baby. The numbers will continue to grow in the coming week.

We will most likely start entering high COVID-19 surge especially with all government workers going back to work on Monday August 22 and school students back to school on Tuesday August 23. That is to be expected.

Everyone should continue to mask, distance and wash your hands regularly and remain calm and continue your daily activities in safety.

If you are not vaccinated or up to date on your COVID-19 vaccine shots, please vaccinate . Tomorrow the Gagil CHC will be open from 10.30am to 5.30pm offering COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months old to 4 years and 5 years and up to adults.

If you feel sick, with any COVID-19 symptoms, do not wait, go straight away to a TTT site and get your free COVID-19 test and further health advice. TTT sites open tomorrow from 10am to 3pm.

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08/08/2022

FSM COVID-19 Update Briefing (August 8th 2022)

07/08/2022

COVID-19 Updates for August 6 & 7
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Below are additional updates for today, August 7th, 2022.

Officials at the FSM Department of Health & Social Affairs reported that 337 low-income households in the State of Pohnpei were provided approximately $100 each to subsidize rising electricity costs. Power in the FSM has been rising significantly this year; the average price per Kilowatt-hour in the FSM is $0.65 (USD) for residential customers; it was $0.44 in February. The utility subsidy program--part of President David W. Panuelo's Social Protection Programming--is funded in part through the Asian Development Bank's COVID-19 Pandemic Response Option. Officials advised that the utility subsidy program will be made available to the States of Kosrae, Yap, and Chuuk in the coming weeks.

Sixteen (16) deaths across the FSM are so far directly attributable to COVID-19. I remain unable to obtain information on the vaccination and health profiles of the deceased.

Soon after the attached situation report was submitted, officials at the FSM Department of Health & Social Affairs reported that the State of Chuuk has approximately two dozen additional cases of COVID-19 currently isolated in quarantine; like the State of Yap, Chuuk remains COVID-19 free in its communities as of this writing. It is described that this will be reflected in the next situation report, which I am advised is likely to occur on Monday, August 8th, 2022.

Notes on reading the FSM SitRep:


First--Both Yap and Chuuk remain COVID-19 free in their communities.​​​



Second--the term "hospitalization" in the attached report means "a person is positive for COVID-19 and is presently under medical care at a state or private hospital." This is the census number for all individuals in the hospital.



Third--the term "recovered" in the attached report means "a person who WAS under medical care at a state or private hospital is no longer positive for COVID-19 and has left the hospital's care." This is a cumulative number.

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FSM COVID-19 Update for August 2nd, 2022
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Below are additional updates for today, August 2nd, 2022.

Yap State Government officials confirmed that Yap State intends to implement a state-mandated quarantine of 7 days for persons who arrive into Yap; the FSM Government consents to this. President David W. Panuelo also consented to Governor Jesse J. Salalu's request that any flight destined to Yap State after August 3rd be limited to fifty (50) people until further notice. Yap State Government officials described that a primary reason for continuing state-mandated quarantine at this time is to allow for the completion of Yap's isolation wards.

The increase in cases for Yap State are due to currently active cases onboard the Hapilmohol-2 or Yap State's quarantine sites. Yap State remains COVID-19 free in its communities.

Pohnpei State Government officials advised that the school year, previously scheduled to begin on August 10th, will begin on September 13th (September 5th for public high schools). Kosrae State Government officials advised that Kosrae still intends to begin the school year on August 15th. Both of these states have advised they will require students to be fully vaccinated in order to register for classes.

Kosrae State Government officials advised the Office of the President that Kosrae's businesses continue to remain open, and government services continue to operate unhindered. One official described that the cost of goods being shipped in have been noticeably increasing, which is a trend throughout the FSM and the world at large.

The MV Micronesian Navigators arrived in Kosrae State at approximately 7:00am today. After being advised where the Test & Treatment sites in Kosrae State are, the passengers disembarked and went home. Travelers were advised to visit the Test & Treatment sites if they had any symptoms.

In addition to support en route to the FSM from the Government of Guam and the Government of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the FSM Government has received an offer of assistance from Guam Regional Medical City and the Ayuda Foundation. The proposed assistance includes medical teams, as well as medical supplies and tools. The FSM is hopeful to receive nurses, medical doctors, and a biomedical engineer. The FSM Government is presently communicating with Guam Regional Medical City and the Ayuda Foundation to expedite this support.

FSM Government officials have reported that Pohnpei State Hospital's outpatient services have continued again. Two officials advised that this is occurring outside in a field tent.

FSM Government officials at the Department of Health & Social Affairs have reported that a donation from the Australian Embassy to the FSM of 100,000 N95 masks, 4,000 medical gowns, 12 field tents, and 100 pulse oximeters are being used by state hospitals and Test & Treatment sites.

FSM Government officials at the Department of Health & Social Affairs have reported that there are needs for an "abatement air purification system", an "oxygen manifold unit", an "oxygen concentrator", a "defibrillator", and "sterile water."

Vice President Yosiwo P. George went back into the hospital on August 1st; he was let out on August 2nd. Approximately ten minutes prior to sending this mass email, I have been informed the Vice President has been brought back to the hospital again--a third time since the COVID-19 outbreak began in Pohnpei, and the second time in an approximately 24-hour period. I am not yet aware of his condition.

This concludes the updates for tonight. There will be additional updates tomorrow evening.
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Notes on reading the FSM SitRep:


First--Both Yap and Chuuk remain COVID-19 free in their communities.​​​Yap State's increase is from the Hapilmohol-2.



Second--the term "hospitalization" in the attached report means "a person is positive for COVID-19 and is presently under medical care at a state or private hospital." This is the census number for all individuals in the hospital.



Third--the term "recovered" in the attached report means "a person who WAS under medical care at a state or private hospital is no longer positive for COVID-19 and has left the hospital's care." This is a cumulative number.

Photos from Yap Comprehensive Cancer Control Program's post 02/08/2022

Capacity Building

25/07/2022

FSM COVID-19 Update for July 24th 2022

Notes:
* Chuuk and Yap cases are reflective of previous cases as a result of repatriation flights; Chuuk and Yap remain COVID-19 free in their communities
* Hospitalization means = a person is positive for COVID-19 and is under medical care at a state or private hospital.
* Recovered means = a person who was under medical care at a state or private hospital is no longer positive for COVID-19 and has left the hospital's care.
* Kosrae's Test to Treat centers were closed and thus no new data is available for Kosrae as of this update, though it is likely the update on July 25th 2022 will result in additional cases.

For information specific to your state please visit:

Pohnpei State Government: https://www.facebook.com/PohnpeiStateGov

Kosrae State Government: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064798176330

Chuuk State Government: https://www.facebook.com/ChuukStateGovernment

Yap State Government: https://www.facebook.com/YapStateGovNews

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