Four Provinces registered new cases of COVID-19

Friday 31 December 2021

Twenty-One new cases of COVID-19  were registered in four provinces  as of  Wednesday 29 December 2021, raising the total infections in the country  to 36,158.

The National Control Centre’s latest report confirmed the new cases in National Capital District (five), Northern (eight), East New Britain and New Ireland (four cases each).

In the same period, there were 35,468 persons who  have recovered  from the virus, while the dead toll remains at 590 and Delta cases at 627.

A  summary of   the COVID-19  statistics throughout the 22 provinces is  as follows:

–  NCD – 9387 cases, 9240 recoveries, 102 deaths, 196 delta cases

– Western  – 3610 cases, 3577 recoveries, 33 deaths,43 delta cases;

– Western Highlands  – 2724 cases, 2643 recoveries, 79 deaths, four delta cases;

– Morobe  – 2491 cases,2444 recoveries, 47 deaths, 79 delta cases;

– East New Britain – 2203 cases, 2166 recoveries, 28 deaths, 28 delta cases;

– Eastern Highlands – 2156 cases, 2065 recoveries, 90 deaths, 22 delta cases;

– Madang – 1268 cases, 1238 recoveries, 29 deaths, four delta cases;

– West New Britain  – 1227 cases, 1221 recoveries, six deaths, 32 delta cases;

– Milne Bay – 1213 cases, 1207 recoveries, five deaths, three delta cases;

– Chimbu – 1058 cases, 1047 recoveries, 11 deaths, 14 delta cases;

– Enga – 1048 cases, 1041 recoveries, seven deaths, four delta cases;

– Southern Highlands – 1039 cases, 986 recoveries, 53 deaths, 28 delta cases;

–  Autonomous Region of Bougainville – 921 cases, 897 recoveries, 17 deaths,15  delta cases;

–  Central  – 826 cases, 818 recoveries, two deaths, seven delta cases;

– New Ireland  – 824 cases, 803 recoveries, 11 deaths, 11 delta cases;

– West Sepik  – 775 cases, 762 recoveries, 13 deaths, 67 delta cases;

– Hela –  762 cases, 755 recoveries, six deaths, 31 delta cases;

– East Sepik  – 688 cases, 680 recoveries, eight deaths, 16 delta cases;

– Manus –  639 cases, 627 recoveries, 11 deaths, 11 delta cases;

– Gulf – 492 cases, 481 recoveries, 10 delta cases;

– Jiwaka  – 421 cases, 392 recoveries, 29 deaths, two delta cases;

– Northern  – 386 cases, 378 recoveries, three deaths.

NCC has also recorded  a total of 274,366 tests conducted in the same period.

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