13 new cases of Coronavirus reported in PNG

Wednesday 5 October 2022

Thirteen new cases of Coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours, ending midday Thursday 29 September 2022, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 45,010., including 668 deaths.

In its latest COVID-19 surveillance updates, the National Control Centre confirmed 10 new cases were reported in Enga, while three were detected in the National Capital District.

The report further confirmed    44,286 people have also recovered from the virus, while the Delta and Omicron variant cases have not increased in the past months, but remained at 741 and 547 respectively.

 A summary of the provincial   cumulative   Covid-19 statistics is as follows:

– NCD – 12,607 cases, 12,490 recoveries, 102 deaths;

– Western – 3748 cases, 3715 recoveries, 33 deaths;

– Western Highlands – 3156 cases, 3064 recoveries, 92 deaths;

– Eastern Highlands – 2753 cases, 2632 recoveries, 121 deaths;

– Morobe – 2608 cases,2555 recoveries, 53 deaths;

– East New Britain – 2402 cases, 1recoveries, 31 deaths;

– Madang – 1793 cases, 1760 recoveries, 33 deaths;

–  Milne Bay – 1596 cases, 1591 recoveries, five deaths;

– Enga – 1406 cases, 1377 recoveries, six deaths;

– Southern Highlands – 1310 cases, 1257 recoveries, 53 deaths;

– Central – 1313 cases, 1302 recoveries, two deaths;

– West New Britain – 1245 cases, 1238 recoveries, seven deaths;

– New Ireland – 1214 cases, 1201 recoveries, 13 deaths;

–  Autonomous Region of Bougainville – 1202 cases, 1183 recoveries, 19 deaths;

– Chimbu – 1185 cases, 1171 recoveries, 14 deaths;

– Hela – 1098 cases, 5recoveries, 14 deaths;

– Manus – 904 cases, 893 recoveries, 11 deaths;

– West Sepik – 881 cases, 868 recoveries, 13 deaths;

– East Sepik – 758 cases, 750 recoveries, eight deaths;

– Northern – 657 cases, 650 recoveries, seven deaths;

– Gulf – 650 cases, 650 recoveries; nil deaths

– Jiwaka – 524 cases, 493 recoveries, 31 deaths.

In the meantime, some provincial COVID-19 statistics have yet to be updated.

As of 3 October 2022, the total number of doses administered was 488,213. At least one dose administered stands at 354,597 with 294,786 fully vaccinated.

Types of vaccines distributed in the country include AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Sinopharm. Globally, there have been 615,777,700 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,527,192 deaths, reported to WHO, as of 4 October 2022.

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