Four new COVID-19 cases reported – PNG total at 819

Monday 11 January 2021

Papua New Guinea reported four new cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours increasing the country’s total cases to 819.

Two cases each were reported in West New Britain and in the National Capital District respectively.

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, said that  in the West New Britain province,  a 39 year old and a 47 year old male were both reported positive.

The 39 old was not showing symptoms of Covid-19 but the 47 year old was experiencing cough at the time of testing.

Meanwhile,  in the National Capital District, a 44 year old female who lives in the North-west electorate is the latest to be confirmed positive.

Mr Manning added that  an   89 year old male who lives at the North-east electorate in the NCD, was also  admitted to the hospital on 30th December 2029, and   confirmed positive of Covid 19.

The 89 year old was experiencing fever, cough, lethargy, loss of taste, loss of smell and shortness of breath at the time of testing.

The country’s COVID-19 cases as a result now stands at 819 with nine known deaths.

Sixteen provinces including the Autonomous Region Of Bougainville have reported cases. The distribution of the cases is as follows:


Provinces Cases
NCD 364
Western 212
West New Britain 145
East New Britain 30
New Ireland 16
Eastern H/lands 13
Western H/lands 10
Central 10
Morobe 6
East Sepik 3
Enga 3
Milne Bay 2
West Sepik 2
Southern H/lands 1
Hela Province 1


Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 88,383,771 including 790,456 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

The death toll is 1,919,126; of which 12, 454 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
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