Tuesday 6th April 2021
Police Commissioner and Controller of the Papua New Guinea COVID-19 National Pandemic Response David Manning has called on citizens to faithfully follow the “Niupela Pasin” as the country records one more COVID-19 death.
The death, which was recorded in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Tuesday April 6, increases the total number of COVID-19 deaths in PNG to 68.
A 40 year old woman from New Ireland province died from COVID-19 bringing the total number of deaths in New Ireland to two.
To date, the National Capital District has recorded 52 deaths whilst Morobe and West Sepik recorded three deaths. New Ireland, West New Britain, Western Highlands and Western province recorded two deaths each whilst Enga and Jiwaka reported a death each bringing the total number of deaths from COVID-19 to 68.
PNG also recorded 229 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday April 6, increasing the total number of cases to 7,634.
As the death toll and cases continue to rise, the Controller of the National Pandemic Response has called on all citizens to strictly abide by the National Isolation Strategy currently being implemented.
Mr Manning urged all disciplinary forces, health workers and other agencies of the government involved in enforcing the national isolation strategy to ensure that citizens strictly comply with the strategy and measures in the New Normal.
He also appealed to every citizen to take ownership of his/her own health in ensuring that masks are worn at all times, public spacing of at least 1.5 metres is maintained, and that they continue to wash hands on a regular basis with soap or hand sanitizers.
The country’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 7,634 with 68 known deaths.
Twenty-one provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases. The distribution of the cases is as follows:
- NCD : New cases: 83 Sex: 45 males, 38 females Age range: 3-68 years.
Symptomatic: 46 Asymptomatic: 37 Deaths: 52 Total Cases: 3,142
- Western Highlands Province : New cases: 43 Sex: 24 males, 19 females
Age range: 2-74 years. Symptomatic: 23 Asymptomatic: 30 Deaths: 2 Total Cases: 237
- East New Britain Province: New cases: 23 Sex: 8 males, 15 females Age range: 22-61 years. Symptomatic: 9 Asymptomatic: 14 Deaths: Total Cases: 294
- Autonomous Region of Bougainville: New cases: 14 Sex: 9 males, 5 females
Age range: 28-67 years. Symptomatic: 11 Asymptomatic: 3 Deaths: Total Cases: 119
- Eastern Highlands Province : New cases: 12 Sex: 7 males, 4 females, 1 not
Total Cases: 314
- Morobe Province: New cases: 10 Sex: 5 males, 5 females Age range: 23-63 years. Symptomatic: 8 Asymptomatic: 2 Deaths: 3 Total Cases: 358
- Western Province: New cases: 9 Sex: 7 males, 2 females Age range: 23-59 years. Symptomatic: 2 Asymptomatic: 7 Deaths: 2 Total Cases: 1,971
- Central Province: New cases: 7 Sex: 4 males, 3 females Age range: 30-76 years. Symptomatic: 4 Asymptomatic: 3 Deaths: Total Cases: 100
- Enga Province: New cases: 7Sex: 4 males, 3 females Age range: 26-62 years Symptomatic: 2Asymptomatic: 5Deaths: 1 Total Cases: 65
- Jiwaka Province: New cases: 7 Sex: 4 males, females Age range: 32-70 years. Symptomatic: 7 Asymptomatic: – Deaths: 1 Total Cases: 40
- West New Britain Province: New cases: 7 Sex: 3 males, 4 females Age range: 24-60 years. Symptomatic: 4 Asymptomatic: 3 Deaths: 2 Total Cases: 221
- West Sepik Province: New cases: 5 Sex: 5 males, – females Age range: 40-53 years. Symptomatic: – Asymptomatic: 5 Deaths: 3 Total Cases: 354
- Hela Province: New cases: 1 Sex: 1 male, – female Age range: 7 years.
Symptomatic: – Asymptomatic: 1 Deaths: – Total Cases: 26
- Milne Bay Province: New cases: 1 Sex: – males,1 female Age range: 35 years. Symptomatic: -Asymptomatic: 1 Deaths: – Total Cases: 14
- New Ireland: Deaths: 2 deaths Total Cases: 89
- East Sepik – 72;
- Madang – 71;
- Southern Highlands – 66
- Simbu – 65
- Gulf – 13
- Northern –
Meanwhile, Mr Manning said the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally has reached 131,020,967 including 561,783 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The global death toll is 2,850,521 of which 8,196 were reported in the last 24 hours.