69 new COVID-19 cases recoded: total at 16,327

Papua New Guinea has recorded 69 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Friday June 4, increasing the total number of cases to 16,327.

The cases were reported in eight provinces with Manus reporting the highest of 19 cases, followed by  Milne Bay  with  18 cases, New Ireland 15;  Madang eight; Morobe four, East New Britain and National Capital District two cases each and West Sepik a single case.
Controller of the National  Pandemic Response, David Manning, confirmed the    69 cases, of which 44 were males and  25  females. Their ages range from two to 85 years. A total of 48 cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing. He added that the number of  COVID-19 cases in the country  now stands at 16,327 with 164 known deaths. In the same period ,  15,641  people have  recovered from the  virus  while  a total of 117,373  have also been conducted  for COVID-19. All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases. The distribution of the cases are as follows:

·     National Capital District                    – 5,067

·     Western Province                               – 2,385

·     Morobe                                                 – 1,174

·     East New Britain                                 – 1,078

·     Western Highlands                              – 976

·     West New Britain                                  – 997

·     Eastern Highlands                               – 698

·     New Ireland                                           – 507

·     West Sepik                                              – 445

·     Autonomous Region of Bougainville  – 368

·     Madang                                              – 387

·     Central                                                – 261

·     Enga                                                   – 267

·     East Sepik                                           – 230

·     Manus                                                 – 380

·     Simbu                                                  – 201

·     SHP                                                     – 196

·     Oro                                                       – 196

·     Jiwaka                                                  – 145

·     Milne Bay                                             – 158

·     Hela                                                     – 110

·     Gulf                                                      – 101

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 172,407,356 including 489,890 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 3,705,990 including 10,952 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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