34 new COVID-19 cases reported : PNG’s total at 1,111

Tuesday 23  February 2021

Papua New Guinea’s  Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)  case count  has risen to 1,111 after 34 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.

The latest cases were reported in the Western Province, New Ireland and in the National Capital District.

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, said  10 positive cases were reported In NCD,  of which five are males, four females and one unknown. The youngest of the 10 cases was 15 and the oldest was 66 years old.

He added that five cases  showed symptoms of COVID-19 whilst five were asymptomatic at the time of testing. Two out of the ten cases came into contact with a previous positive case.

In the Western Province  there were  23 positive cases  reported of which 20 are males and three females.

The youngest of the 23 positive cases is 19 years  and the oldest  being  61. Of the 23 cases, two showed symptoms of COVID-19 whilst 21 were asymptomatic. All 23 cases are from the North Fly area.

Mr Manning  added that a  57-year-old female  was  the latest  confirmed  case reported in  the New Ireland province.  She was experiencing  cough, headache and running nose at the time of testing.

The country’s COVID-19 cases now stand  at 1,111 with 10 known deaths.

There are currently 17  provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) that have recorded cases. The distribution of the cases is as follows:


Provinces Confirmed Cases
NCD 422
Western Province 303
West New Britain 194
West Sepik 39
Madang 35
East New Britain 35
New Ireland 23
Eastern Highlands 13
Western Highlands 13
Central 12
Morobe 9
East Sepik 5
Enga 3
Milne Bay 2
Hela Province 1
TOTAL 1,111


Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 111,102,016 including 338,118 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 2,462,911 of which 7,580 were reported in the last 24 hours.


Media contact: Chief Superintendent Dominic D. Kakas, BEM, DPS
COVID-19 Media & Public Information Joint Agency Task Force
Mobile: 75430557 email: ddkakas@gmail.com
Police email:                     ddkakas.policemedia@gmail.com
COVID-19 JATF email:    ddkakas.covid19media@gmail.com

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