19 new COVID-19 cases reported in country

Tuesday 18 October 2022

A total of 19 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Papua New Guinea on Saturday 15   October 2022, increasing the total number of confirmed cases to 45,242, including 44,393 recovered cases.

In its latest COVID-19 surveillance updates, the National Control Centre confirmed that the new cases were reported in National Capital District (11); East New Britain (three); and Milne Bay, Enga, Southern Highlands, New Ireland and Hela (one each)

 The death toll remained at 668, 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    Covid-19 statistics is as follows.

– NCD – 12,727 cases, 12,545 recoveries, 102 deaths;

– Western – 3749 cases, 3715 recoveries, 33 deaths;

– Western Highlands – 3163 cases, 3064 recoveries, 92 deaths;

– Eastern Highlands – 2757 cases, 2632 recoveries, 121 deaths;

– Morobe – 2608 cases,2554 recoveries, 53 deaths;

– East New Britain – 2405 cases, 2371 recoveries, 31 deaths;

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

–  Milne Bay – 1597 cases, 1591 recoveries, five deaths;

– Enga – 1427cases, 1403 recoveries, six deaths.

– Southern Highlands – 1339 cases, 1259 recoveries, 53 deaths.

– Central – 1324 cases, 1314 recoveries, two deaths;

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

– New Ireland – 1218 cases, 1202 recoveries, 13 deaths;

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

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

– Hela – 1124 cases, 1085 recoveries, 14 deaths;

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

– West Sepik – 884 cases, 869 recoveries, 13 deaths;

– East Sepik – 759 cases, 751 recoveries, eight deaths;

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

– Gulf – 650 cases, 650 recoveries; nil deaths

– Jiwaka – 525 cases, 493 recoveries, 31 deaths.

 As of 17 October 2022, a total of 490,809 doses of vaccinations were administered, with 356,454 persons having at least one dose while 296,607 individuals were fully vaccinated.

Types of vaccinations available and distributed in country, include AstraZeneca (268,254); Johnson & Johnson (201,618) and Sinopharm (20,935).

Globally, as of 17 October 2022, there have been 621,797,133 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 6,545,561 deaths reported.

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