COVID-19 cases in country increase to 17,340

Friday  9 July 2021

The National Control Centre has confirmed  six new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Friday July 9, raising   the total number of cases  in the country to 17,340.

The cases were reported  in  four provinces, with the  National Capital District, reporting three infections;  whilst Jiwaka,  Madang   and Morobe  reported  one case each.

Commissioner of Police and Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, said  there were  four  males  and two  females  in the latest count, with   ages  between  18 to 55 years.

Five out of the six cases were experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

Mr Manning  said the number of   COVID-19 cases in the country  now stands at 17,340 with 179 known deaths, and  16,975 cumulative recoveries.

To date, a total of 136,187 people have tested for COVID-19.

All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases as per the table below:

(PNG COVID-19 statistics as of Friday 9th July 2021)

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 186,327,100 including 486,163 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 4,026,536 including 8,938 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

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