5 new COVID-19 cases recorded : total at 17,832

Saturday 14 August 2021

The National Capital District  has  recorded five new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Saturday August 14, 2021,  bringing  the total number of infections in the country to  17,832.

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning  confirmed, there  were three males  and two females in the latest count,  with   ages  range between 27 to 59 years old.

Two  cases were experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

Meanwhile,    a total of 150,544 people have tested for COVID-19 so far.

Mr Manning said, “today is the 424th day of the “Niupela Pasin””, adding the country’s  number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 17,832 with 192 known deaths.

Of the total confirmed cases, cumulative statistics show that:

  • 63 per cent of the confirmed cases or 11,260 are males;
  • 6,430 are females;
  • 9,582 or 54 per cent of the confirmed cases were symptomatic;
  • 3,558 or 20 per cent of the confirmed cases had underlying medical conditions;
  • 3 per cent of the total confirmed cases or 582 cases had to be hospitalized;
  • 41 cases had to be placed on ventilator;
  • 3,497 of the confirmed cases had contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases;
  • 98 per cent or 17,542 persons who were confirmed COVID-19 positive cases have recovered to date; and
  • 1 per cent of the confirmed cases or 192 deaths have been recorded to date.

All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 206,910,243 including 721,289 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 4,357,455 including 10,161 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

(PNG COVID-19 statistics as of Saturday 14th August 2021.)

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