Monday 8 February 2021
Papua New Guinea reported five new cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours increasing the country’s total cases to 900.
The latest cases were reported in the Western province. Three male and two female ages ranging from 28 to 34 years are the latest to be confirmed positive.
Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning said the five cases from the North Fly area did not show symptoms of COVID-19 virus at the time of testing but their swab samples returned positive.
“Two of the five cases came into contact with a previous case whilst three were detected through mass testing.”
The country’s COVID-19 cases as a result stands at 900 with nine known deaths.
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 226
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
“Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 105,394,301 including 432,332 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.”
The death toll is 2,302,302 of which 11,751 were reported in the last 24 hours.
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