COVID-19 cases reach 16,258, death toll increases to 164

Thursday 3 June 2021

The National Control Centre has confirmed 73 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Thursday June 3, increasing the total number of infections to 16,258 in the country.

The PNG death toll has also increased to 164 with two deaths recorded   for  the same period, one each in the National Capital District and the Eastern Highlands Province.

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning said the new cases were recorded in ten provinces, with West New Britain reporting the highest with 30; followed by the National Capital District, with 16 cases; Western Highlands 11; Western 5; Madang 3; Jiwaka 3; Central 1; Gulf 1; and East New Britain  1.

There were 37 males and 36 females between the ages of 15 and 74 years in the latest  COVID-19  case count.  Thirty-nine of the new cases were symptomatic, 22 had existing medical conditions and five were hospitalized.

Mr Manning added that 12  of the new cases had contact with COVID-19 cases.

To date the country has conducted 116,743 tests, of which   16,258 were  confirmed cases,  with 164 have deaths,  whilst 15,545 people  have recovered.

A further  549 cases are active within the last 21-day period and 255 tests pending laboratory results.

Refer to the table below for provincial statistics and COVID-19  updates:

COVID-19 statistics for Thursday June 03, 2021.

Media contact: Chief Superintendent Dominic D. Kakas, BEM, DPS
COVID-19 Media & Public Information Joint Agency Task Force
Mobile: 75430557 email: ddkakas@gmail.com
Police email:                    ddkakas.policemedia@gmail.com
COVID-19 JATF email:   ddkakas.covid19media@gmail.com

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