Wednesday 10 February 2021
Papua New Guinea’s latest Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case count has reached 914 in the last 24 hours.
The latest cases were reported in Madang and in the National Capital District.
Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning said NCD reported one case whilst Madang reported 13 cases.
“The 13 reported cases in Madang are all male, ages ranging from 21 to 46 years.”
The 13 positive cases were detected through contact tracing, however, they did not show symptoms of the COVID-19 virus at the time of testing but swab samples returned otherwise.
In the meantime, a 23 year old male is the latest to be tested positive in NCD. He was experiencing muscle aches at the time of testing.
Mr Manning added that the country’s COVID-19 cases as a result stands at 914 with nine known deaths.
So far, a total of 43,728 people have undertaken COVID-19 tests, while 846 people have recovered, with 232 samples still pending at the laboratories. Fifty-nine 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 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
Hela Province 1
Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 106,125,682 including 304,166 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.
The death toll is 2,320,497 of which 8,021 were reported in the last 24 hours.
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