Bougainville records highest cases of COVID-19

Saturday  4 December 2021

The Autonomous  Region of Bougainville  recorded the highest number of 56 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending Friday 3 December 2021.

The other provinces which make up the 107 new cases detected in the same period,   include, the National Capital District (22), Eastern Highlands (11), East New Britain (nine), East Sepik (five), Gulf (two), Enga and Morobe (one each).

In its latest Covid-19 update, the National Control Centre has   reported 35,497 confirmed  cases   including 34, 322 recovered persons  in the country.

The death toll remains at 550, whilst the Delta variant cases have increased to 398, following  new cases recorded  in the  same reporting period.

A total of 252,160 tests have  been conducted so far.

The NCC updates  also highlighted  cumulative figures for the 22 provinces:

  • NCD – 9245 cases, 9060 recoveries, 102 deaths, 162 delta cases;
  • Western  – 3610 cases, 3573 recoveries, 33 deaths, 32 delta cases;
  • Western Highlands – 2713 cases, 2616 recoveries, 79 deaths, three delta cases;
  • Morobe – 2485 cases, 2456 recoveries, 27 deaths, 65 delta cases;
  • Eastern Highlands  – 2148 cases, 2056 recoveries, 90 deaths, 22 delta cases;
  • East New Britain  –  2139 cases, 1975 recoveries, 26 deaths, one delta case;
  • Madang – 1262 cases, 1224 recoveries, 29 deaths, four delta cases;
  • West New Britain  – 1203 cases,1197 recoveries, six deaths;
  • Milne Bay – 1132 cases, 1110 recoveries, five deaths, first delta case;
  • Chimbu – 1058 cases, 1047 recoveries, 11 deaths, 14 delta cases;
  • Enga  – 1042 cases, 1030 recoveries, six deaths, four delta cases;
  • Southern Highlands – 1027 cases, 944 recoveries, 53 deaths;
  • Autonomous Region of Bougainville  – 850 cases, 763 recoveries, eight deaths;
  • Central – 810 cases, 784 recoveries, two deaths, four delta cases;
  • West Sepik – 762 cases, 749 recoveries, 13 deaths, 56 delta cases;
  • Hela – 743 cases, 716 recoveries, six deaths, 13 delta cases;
  • New Ireland  – 726 cases, 714 recoveries, nine deaths, one delta case;
  • East Sepik  – 672 cases, 663 recoveries, eight deaths;
  • Manus  – 618 cases, 610 recoveries, eight deaths, two delta cases;
  • Gulf  – 469 cases, 420 recoveries;
  • Jiwaka  – 421 cases, 383 recoveries, 29 deaths;
  • Northern  – 362 cases, 362 recoveries.

In the meantime, new  cases of Delta variant  were report in National Capital District (50), Eastern Highlands (14); Chimbu (13); ); Morobe (six);  Western Highlands, Milne Bay, and Enga (one  each).

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