57 new COVID-19 cases recorded: total figure at 17,774

Thursday  5  August 2021

FIFTY SEVEN  new COVID-19 cases  have been recorded  in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Friday 30 July, increasing   the total  infections to 17,774.

The cases were  spread among  five provinces with  the National Capital District reporting the   highest  number of  28 cases,  followed by Madang with 21, West Sepik four,  Morobe three ,   and East New Britain one.

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning confirmed that  there were 47 males and 10 females in the latest count with ages between 52 and 59 years.

 Mr Manning added that only 12 persons had experienced  symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

Mr Manning further highlighted that  the  total number of COVID-19 cases  is 17, 774 with 192 known deaths, while, 17,384 people have recovered from the virus

To date, a total of 147,433 people have tested for COVID-19, with 22  provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB), reporting  cases.

Meanwhile the  total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally  has reached 197,293,173 including 643,723 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 4,212,789 including 9,983 deaths 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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