8,301 people recovered from COVID-19: total cases up to 10,602

Friday 23 April 2021

A total of 8,301 people have recovered from COVID-19, while  10,602 people have tested positive as of Friday April 23.

Of the 82,526 COVID-19 tests done  so far, there were  10,602    positives,  including  102  deaths  from COVID-19.

A total of 2,199 cases are active within the last 14 days whilst 674 tests are pending laboratory results.

Police Commissioner and Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response Mr David Manning has called upon citizens to continue to comply with the measures in the new normal or “Niupela Pasin”.

He said recovering from COVID-19 does not mean that the danger is over.

“The country’s COVID-19 cases are still climbing and public support is needed to contain the pandemic from spreading even further.”

Mr Manning urged   everyone to continue practicing the following measures:

  • Regularly wash hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer;
  • Maintain a physical distance of at least 1.5 meters between themselves and others;
  • Avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth;
  • Greet others with a smile, a nod or a simple hello – no handshakes, fist bumps or high fives;
  • Cough and sneeze in their bent elbow and not their hands;
  • Limit social gathering and time spent in crowded places;
  • Wear a face mask or face covering in all public places to protect themselves and others; and
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

(See the table below for more statistics.)


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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