11 new COVID-19 infections recorded

Monday 3 January 2022

Papua New Guinea recorded 11 COVID-19 infections on Friday 31 December 2021, increasing the total confirmed cases to 36,190.

A latest COVID-19 update  from the  National Control Centre  confirmed the new cases were recorded in  Northern (seven),  East New Britain (two),Central and Western Highlands (one case each).

From the same report,  a total of  35,515 persons  have recovered  from the virus, while the dead toll remains at 590 and  Delta cases have not increased since the last count of  627.

Meanwhile, some provinces have done well in containing the spread of the virus  which  is shown in the  summary of   the COVID-19  statistics  below, while others are making every effort  to  reducing the transmission:

–  NCD – 9391 cases, 9256 recoveries, 102 deaths, 196 delta cases

– Western  – 3610 cases, 3577 recoveries, 33 deaths,43 delta cases;

– Western Highlands  – 2725 cases, 2643 recoveries, 79 deaths, four delta cases;

– Morobe  – 2491 cases,2444 recoveries, 47 deaths, 79 delta cases;

– East New Britain – 2210 cases, 2166 recoveries, 28 deaths, 28 delta cases;

– Eastern Highlands – 2156 cases, 2066 recoveries, 90 deaths, 22 delta cases;

– Madang – 1268 cases, 1238 recoveries, 29 deaths, four delta cases;

– West New Britain  – 1227 cases, 1221 recoveries, six deaths, 32 delta cases;

– Milne Bay – 1213 cases, 1208 recoveries, five deaths, three delta cases;

– Chimbu – 1058 cases, 1047 recoveries, 11 deaths, 14 delta cases;

– Enga – 1048 cases, 1041 recoveries, seven deaths, four delta cases;

– Southern Highlands – 1039 cases, 986 recoveries, 53 deaths, 28 delta cases;

–  Autonomous Region of Bougainville – 921 cases, 898 recoveries, 17 deaths,15  delta cases;

–  Central  – 827 cases, 820 recoveries, two deaths, seven delta cases;

– New Ireland  – 825 cases, 806 recoveries, 11 deaths, 11 delta cases;

– West Sepik  – 775 cases, 762 recoveries, 13 deaths, 67 delta cases;

– Hela –  762 cases, 755 recoveries, six deaths, 31 delta cases;

– East Sepik  – 688 cases, 680 recoveries, eight deaths, 16 delta cases;

– Manus –  639 cases, 627 recoveries, 11 deaths, 11 delta cases;

– Gulf – 492 cases, 485 recoveries, 10 delta cases;

– Jiwaka  – 421 cases, 392 recoveries, 29 deaths, two delta cases;

– Northern  – 404 cases, 397 recoveries, three deaths.

NCC has also recorded  a total  number of 274,732 tests conducted to date.

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