COVID-19 cases in country reach 17,013

Saturday 19June 2021

The National Control Centre has recorded 33 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Saturday June 19, increasing the total number of cases to 17,013.

Police Commissioner and Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning,  confirmed the 33 new cases  in Eastern Highlands ,  with   12 cases,  followed by Southern Highlands with eight, Simbu seven, and East New Britain Province,  six cases.

From the 33 cases reported 20  were  males and 13 females. Their ages range from 18 to 68 years. Twenty-three of the cases had symptoms when tested whilst nine had existing medical conditions and three had to be hospitalized.

To date a total of 130,467 tests have been conducted for COVID-19.

As of June 19 a total of 17,013 people have been confirmed with COVID-19 with 173 known deaths.

Mr Manning said  the country has a one per cent case fatality rate and a 96 per cent recovery rate to date. A total of 444 cases are considered active within the last 21-day period.

Of the 17,013 cases confirmed to date:

·     Males make up 62.8 per cent or 10,687;

·     Females make up 36.6 per cent or 6,231;

·     9,147 were symptomatic at the time of testing;

·     3,014 cases had existing medical conditions;

·     558 people were hospitalized.

·     35 were on ventilator;

·     3,552 cases had contact with previous COVID-19 cases; and

·     1,628 cases were health care workers.

All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases. The distribution of the cases are as follows:

(PNG COVID-19 statistics as of Saturday 19 June, 2021.)

Media contact: Chief Superintendent Dominic D. Kakas, BEM, DPS
COVID-19 Media & Public Information Joint Agency Task Force
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