PNG ‘s total Covd-19 cases rise to 16,682

Papua New Guinea’s COVID-19 cases have risen to 16, 682 , following  21 new COVID-19 infections recorded in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Friday June 11, 2021.

The cases were reported in eight provinces with National Capital District reporting the highest  number of 7 cases;  followed by Simbu with four, Milne Bay three, Hela and East New Britain two cases each and Madang, Central and Jiwaka with one case each. Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, while confirming the new cases, said of the 21 cases reported, 13 were  males and eight  females, with their ages ranging  from 14 to 77 years.

At the time of testing, 12 were symptomatic, five  people  had existing medical conditions, while two individuals   had to be hospitalized. Mr Manning added that the country’s COVID-19  have reached 16,682 with 165 known deaths. A total of 16,017 people have also  recovered from COVID-19, whilst 126,627 people have been tested for COVID-19.

All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases. A total of 40,736 people on PNG have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.  This includes 6,462 health workers and 33,362 essential workers. Prime Minister James Marape and the Police Commissioner and Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response,  David Manning, were among those who have taken their second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

(PNG COVID-19 statistics as at Friday 11 June, 2021.)

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 175,604,754 including 434,852 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 3,788,302 including 11,400 deaths 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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