Covid – 19 cases on the rise in PNG

Thursday 9 December 2021

A COVID-19 update  by the National  Control Centre  has recorded  35,835 confirmed cases in the country  including 573 deaths in  the last 24 hours ending Wednesday 8 December 2021.

In the same  report, 108 new cases  were reported in  the National Capital District (25), East New Britain (19), East Sepik (16), West Sepik (12) New Ireland (10), Hela (nine), Manus (five), Gulf (three), Morobe (four) Milne Bay, Madang (two each), and Eastern Highlands (one).

The number of people who have recovered from the virus stands at 34917  while  264,946  tests have been  conducted so far.

Following are the cumulative figures for the 22 provinces

– NCD – 9294 cases, 9135 recoveries 102 deaths, 162 delta cases;

– Western – 3610 cases, 3576 recoveries, 33 deaths, 33 delta cases;

– Western Highlands – 2714 cases, 2628 recoveries, 79 deaths, three delta cases;

– Morobe – 2489 cases, 2441 recoveries, 27 deaths, 65 delta cases;

-East New Britain – 2174 cases, 2067 recoveries, 26 deaths, one delta case;

-Eastern Highlands – 2150 cases, 2059 recoveries, 90 deaths, 22 delta cases;

-Madang -1266 cases, 1228 recoveries, 29 deaths, four delta cases;

-Milne Bay – 1203 cases, 1189 recoveries, five deaths, one delta case;

– West New Britain – 1203 cases, 1197 recoveries, six deaths;

-Chimbu – 1058 cases, 1047 recoveries, 11 deaths, 14 delta cases;

– Enga – 1042 cases, 1031 recoveries, six deaths, four delta cases;

– Southern Highlands – 1035 cases, 963 recoveries, 53 deaths;

– Autonomous Region of Bougainville – 871 cases, 798 recoveries, eight deaths;

-Central – 810 cases,791 recoveries, two deaths, four delta cases;

– New Ireland – 796 cases, 755 recoveries, nine deaths, one delta case;

– West Sepik – 762 cases, 749 recoveries, 13 deaths, 56 delta cases;

-Hela – 754 cases, 740 recoveries, six deaths, 13 delta cases;

– East Sepik – 688 cases, 679 recoveries, eight deaths;

– Manus – 625 cases, 614 recoveries, eight deaths, two delta cases;

-Gulf – 472 cases, 446  recoveries;

– Jiwaka – 421 cases, 386 recoveries, 29 deaths, two delta cases;

– Northern – 362 cases, 362 recoveries.

The cumulative Delta cases stand at 398.

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