COVID-19 cases increase to 17,800

Friday 6 August 2021

The National Capital District and Central Province  recorded a single case each in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Friday August 6, increasing the total number of cases in the country  to 17,800.

The two cases were a male and a female, aged 36 and 60 years old.

Papua New Guinea’s  COVID-19 case count  now stands at 17,800 with 192 known deaths.

Meanwhile,  the  total cumulative recoveries stands at 17,465, while  149,054 people have so far tested for COVID-19.

All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 201,598,139 including 661,404 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 4,278,560 including 9,515 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

(PNG COVID-19 statistics as of Friday 6th August 2021.)

Media contact: Chief Superintendent Dominic D. Kakas, BEM, DPS
COVID-19 Media & Public Information Joint Agency Task Force
Mobile: 75430557 email:
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