5 new COVID-19 cases recorded : total at 17,812

Thursday 12 August 2021

Five new COVID-19 positive cases were reported in three provinces on Thursday  12 August  2021, increasing Papua New Guinea’s total cases to 17,812.

The cases were reported in the National Capita District (1); Madang (3); and East New Britain (1).

However,  the  COVID-19 death toll   remains at 192 as there were no new deaths reported within the last 24 hours.

To date a total of 150,388 people have tested for COVID-19, of  this, 17,812 were confirmed positive, while  17,530 people have recovered from COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 90 cases are considered active within the last 24 hours, with 399 samples pending laboratory results.  

As of August 11, 2021, a total of 94,419 people have been vaccinated. This includes 9,466 health workers, 55,340 essential workers and 29,613 people with comorbidities.

Globally as of Thursday August 12, a total of 204,758,136 have tested COVID-19 positive. This includes 4,326,441 people who have died from COVID-19.

(PNG COVID-19 statistics as of Thursday 12th August 2021.)

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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