Tuesday 23 February 2021
Papua New Guinea’s Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case count has risen to 1,111 after 34 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.
The latest cases were reported in the Western Province, New Ireland and in the National Capital District.
Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, said 10 positive cases were reported In NCD, of which five are males, four females and one unknown. The youngest of the 10 cases was 15 and the oldest was 66 years old.
He added that five cases showed symptoms of COVID-19 whilst five were asymptomatic at the time of testing. Two out of the ten cases came into contact with a previous positive case.
In the Western Province there were 23 positive cases reported of which 20 are males and three females.
The youngest of the 23 positive cases is 19 years and the oldest being 61. Of the 23 cases, two showed symptoms of COVID-19 whilst 21 were asymptomatic. All 23 cases are from the North Fly area.
Mr Manning added that a 57-year-old female was the latest confirmed case reported in the New Ireland province. She was experiencing cough, headache and running nose at the time of testing.
The country’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 1,111 with 10 known deaths.
There are currently 17 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) that have recorded cases. The distribution of the cases is as follows:
|West New Britain||194|
|East New Britain||35|
Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 111,102,016 including 338,118 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 2,462,911 of which 7,580 were reported in the last 24 hours.
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