Saturday 6 February 2021
Papua New Guinea reported one new case of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours increasing the country’s total cases to 895.
The latest positive case was reported in the Central province in a 37 year old male who is an employee of a mining company..
Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, said the male was not showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing, however his swab samples returned positive.
He was diagnosed as part of the routine travel screening for work.
The country’s COVID-19 cases as a result stands at 895 with nine known deaths.
A total of 43,728 people have tested for Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Eight hundred and forty-six people have recovered whilst 432 samples are pending at the laboratories. Forty active cases are in isolation.
Seventeen provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.
The distribution of the cases is as follows:
Provinces Confirmed Cases
Western Province 221
West New Britain 194
East New Britain 30
New Ireland 22
Eastern Highlands 13
Western Highlands 10
East Sepik 3
Milne Bay 2
West Sepik 2
Southern Highlands 1
Hela Province 1
Meanwhile, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally, has reached 104,370,550 including 355,041 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.
The death toll is 2,271,180 of which 10,422 were reported in the last 24 hours.
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