Tuesday 12 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 823.
Two cases were reported in West New Britain and a case each reported in New Ireland Province and the National Capital District respectively.
Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, said a 35 year old female and a 12 year old male in West New Britain, were both reported positive. Both cases did not show symptoms of COVID-19 but swab samples returned positive.
In the National Capital District, a 63 year old male who lives in North-east electorate is the latest to be confirmed positive.
While in the New Ireland Province, a 53 year old male who lives in Lihir, is the latest to be confirmed positive. He was identified though contact tracing.
Currently, the country’s COVID-19 cases as a result now stands at 823 with nine known deaths.
Sixteen provinces including the Autonomous Region Of Bougainville have reported cases. The distribution of the cases is as follows:
|West New Britain||147|
|East New Britain||30|
Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 89,048,435 including 664,574 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.
The death toll is 1,930,265; of which 11,139 were reported in the last 24 hours.
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