Four new COVID-19 cases recorded increasing PNG’s total number to 961

Wednesday 17 February 2021

Papua New Guinea recorded  four new  confirmed cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, increasing the country’s total  number of cases to 961.

The latest cases were reported in the National Capital District.

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning said all four  cases were  males, with ages between  45 to 56 years old, who had symptoms of the COVID-19 virus at the time of testing.

Three of the four cases reside at North East whilst one lives in Moresby South.

The country’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 961 with 10 known deaths.

A total of 47,490 people have tested for Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with 846 people having been recovered,  whilst 1,117 samples are pending at the laboratories.

Mr Manning adds,” there are 105 active cases currently  in isolation.”

Seventeen provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have currently recorded cases.

The distribution of  cases is as follows:


Provinces                          Confirmed Cases

NCD                                   381

Western Province               233

West New Britain               194

East New Britain                    32

Madang                                 29

New Ireland                           22

West Sepik                           16

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               961


Meantime, the total  global    confirmed cases of COVID-19 have  reached 108,822,960 including 192,266 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 2,403,641 of which 5,892 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: 75430557email:
Police email:         
COVID-19 JATF email:

Please share