Papua New Guinea has recorded another COVID-19 death bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 1139.
A 67 year old male from the National Capital District is the latest reported COVID-19 death.
Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning said the deceased was admitted to the Port Moresby General Hospital Intensive Care Unit on February 21, until his death. The death comes as 28 new cases were reported in the country, of which 20 were recorded in the Western Province and eight in the National Capital District. “In NCD, a total of four males and four females between the ages of 24 to 54 were tested positive.
“Five cases showed symptoms of COVID-19 whilst three were asymptomatic at the time of testing. Five of the eight cases came into contact with a previous positive case,” Mr Manning said. Mr Manning added that there were 17 males and three females who were tested positive from COVID-19 In the Western Province, with ages between 26 to 59 years.
Four of the 20 cases came into contact with previous positive cases. Meantime, the country’s COVID-19 total number of cases has risen to 1,139 with 11 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 323
West New Britain 194
West Sepik 39
East New Britain 35
New Ireland 23
Eastern Highlands 13
Western Highlands 13
East Sepik 5
Milne Bay 2
Hela Province 1
Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 111,419,939 including 280,853 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 2,470,939 of which 6,884 were reported in the last 24 hours.
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