133 new COVID-19 cases detected in 13 Provinces

Sunday 21 November 2021

The National Control Centre recorded  133 new Covid-19 cases in 13  provinces  on Saturday 20 November 2021, increasing the  country’s total  infections to 34,442.

The new cases were reported in Southern Highlands (38), East New Britain (22), Morobe (19), Autonomous Region of Bougainville ( 17), Eastern Highlands (12), National Capital District (nine), Western Highlands (five), Madang (three), Central, Jiwaka and Hela (two each), and Milne Bay and Manus (one case each).

In the same period, a total of 32,779 people have recovered from the virus while the death toll remains at 486,with no new  reported deaths.

Classification of Covid-19 cases for  the 22 provinces is as follows:

  • NCD – 9128 cases, 8759 recoveries, 102 deaths, 112 delta cases;
  • Western – 3506 cases, 3560 recoveries, 33 deaths, 32 delta cases;
  • Western Highlands – 2691 cases, 2550 recoveries, 79 deaths, two delta cases;
  • Morobe – 2483 cases, 2441 recoveries, 27 deaths, 59 delta cases;
  • Eastern Highlands – 2135 cases, 1975 recoveries, 89 deaths, eight delta cases;
  • East New Britain – 1998 cases, 1735 recoveries, 16 deaths, one delta case;
  • Madang – 1246 cases, 1170 recoveries, 29 deaths, four delta cases;
  • West New Britain – 1173 cases, 1167 recoveries, six deaths;
  • Enga – 1030 cases, 1012 recoveries, six deaths, three delta cases;
  • Chimbu – 1000 cases, 970 recoveries, 11 deaths, one delta case;
  • Milne Bay – 991 cases, 986 recoveries, five deaths;
  • Southern Highlands – 985 cases, 878 recoveries, nine deaths;
  • West Sepik – 759 cases, 741 recoveries, 13 deaths, 56 delta cases;
  • Central – 741 cases, 698 recoveries, two deaths, four delta cases;
  • New Ireland – 723 cases, 685 recoveries, five deaths, one delta case;
  • Hela – 721 cases, 682 recoveries, two deaths, 13 delta cases;
  • Autonomous Region of Bougainville – 698 cases, 602 recoveries, two deaths;
  • East Sepik – 663 cases, 630 recoveries, eight deaths;
  • Manus – 591 cases, 576 recoveries, six deaths, two delta cases;
  • Jiwaka – 406 cases, 365 recoveries, 29 deaths;
  • Northern – 362 cases, 299 recoveries;
  • Gulf – 309 cases, 289 recoveries.

In the meantime the number of Delta cases in country  still stands at 298.

According to NCC’s COVID-19 updates,  the total number of Covid-19 tests conducted as  of 18 November, was 232,658,  whilst  348,938 vaccine doses  were  being administered.

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