Wednesday 17 February 2021
Papua New Guinea recorded four new confirmed cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, increasing the country’s total number of cases to 961.
The latest cases were reported in the National Capital District.
Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning said all four cases were males, with ages between 45 to 56 years old, who had symptoms of the COVID-19 virus at the time of testing.
Three of the four cases reside at North East whilst one lives in Moresby South.
The country’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 961 with 10 known deaths.
A total of 47,490 people have tested for Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with 846 people having been recovered, whilst 1,117 samples are pending at the laboratories.
Mr Manning adds,” there are 105 active cases currently in isolation.”
Seventeen provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have currently recorded cases.
The distribution of cases is as follows:
Provinces Confirmed Cases
Western Province 233
West New Britain 194
East New Britain 32
New Ireland 22
West Sepik 16
Eastern Highlands 13
Western Highlands 10
East Sepik 3
Milne Bay 2
Hela Province 1
Meantime, the total global confirmed cases of COVID-19 have reached 108,822,960 including 192,266 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 2,403,641 of which 5,892 were reported in the last 24 hours.
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