Monday 5 July 2021
Papua New Guinea has recorded two new COVID-19 deaths and 10 new cases in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Monday 5 July, increasing the total number of deaths to 177 and total cases to 17,292.
The two deaths were reported in the Hela province.
Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning confirmed the 10 new cases in three provinces, of which Simbu reported six cases, Morobe three and Western Highlands province a single case.
Of the 10 cases, nine were males whilst one was a female, all between the ages of 14 to 70 years. Seven of the 10 reported cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.
The country’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 17,292 with 177 known deaths.
All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.
Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 183,560,151 including 362,132 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 3,979,581 including 6,894 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
(PNG COVID-19 statistics as of Monday 5th July 2021.)
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