Eight new COVID-19 cases reported increasing country’s total to 1,056

Sunday 21 February 2021

Eight new  confirmed cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)  were recorded in PNG  today, (Sunday 21  February 2021),  increasing  its  total cases to 1,056.

The latest cases were reported in East New Britain, Madang and the National Capital District.

Controller  of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning,  said of the eight cases, six were recorded In NCD,  whilst a case each was  reported in East New Britain and Madang provinces.

Mr Manning said three males and three females,  with ages ranging from an infant of five months old to 38 years old were  tested positive in NCD.

Four of the six cases showed symptoms of COVID-19 virus whilst two cases were asymptomatic at the time of testing.

“In East New Britain, a 43-year-old female from Rabaul is the latest to be confirmed positive. She was showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.”

Mr Manning  added that  a  25-year-old male was  the latest  positive case in Madang  who  was experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

The country’s COVID-19 cases as a result stands at 1,056 with 10 known deaths.

A total of 47,490 people have tested for Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), while  846  people have recovered whilst 380 samples are pending at the laboratories.

Mr  Manning further confirmed that 200   active cases are currently  in isolation

Seventeen provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases. The distribution of the cases is as follows:

Provinces                         Confirmed Cases

NCD                                   397

Western Province               280

West New Britain                194

West Sepik                          39

Madang                               35

East New Britain                  35

New Ireland                         22

Eastern Highlands              13

Central                                11

Western Highlands              10

Morobe                                 9

East Sepik                            3

Enga                                     3

Milne Bay                              2

AROB                                   1

Hela Province                       1

SHP                                      1

TOTAL                                  1,056


Mr Manning added that the  total confirmed cases of COVID-19, globally,  had reached 110,609,979 including 225,201 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 2,452,510 of which 6,502 were reported in the last 24 hours.


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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