Milne Bay, sole province to report 41 new cases of COVID-19

Sunday 5 December 2021

Milne Bay  was the only province to report 41 new cases of Coronavirus  on Saturday 4 December 2021, pushing the total number of confirmed cases  in Papua New Guinea to 35,538.

No new cases were reported for the  other  21 provinces.

A COVID-19 updates from the National Control Centre  (NCC) has also  highlighted a total of 34,555 people having  recovered from the virus,  while  there were  550  confirmed  deaths.

NCC further  provided the following cumulative figures for the 22 provinces:

  • NCD – 9245 cases, 9071 recoveries, 102 deaths, 162 delta cases;
  • Western – 3610 cases, 3573 recoveries, 33 deaths, 32 delta cases;
  • Western Highlands – 2713 cases, 2622 recoveries, 79 deaths, three delta cases;
  • Morobe – 2485 cases, 2456 recoveries, 27 deaths, 65 delta cases;
  • Eastern Highlands – 2148 cases, 2057 recoveries, 90 deaths, 22 delta cases;
  • East New Britain –  2139 cases, 2004 recoveries, 26 deaths, one delta case;
  • Madang  – 1262 cases, 1224 recoveries, 29 deaths, four delta cases;
  • West New Britain  – 1203 cases, 1197 recoveries, six deaths;
  • Milne Bay  – 1173 cases, 1150 recoveries, five deaths, one delta case
  • Chimbu  – 1058 cases, 1047 recoveries, 11 deaths, 14 delta cases;
  • Enga – 1042 cases, 1031 recoveries, six deaths, four delta cases;
  • Southern Highlands -1027 cases, 947 recoveries, 53 deaths;
  • Autonomous Region of Bougainville – 850 cases, 766 recoveries, eight deaths;
  • Central – 810 cases, 784 recoveries, two deaths, four delta cases;
  • West Sepik  – 762 cases, 749 recoveries, 13 deaths, 56 delta cases;
  • Hela – 743 cases, 721 recoveries, six deaths, 13 delta cases;
  • New Ireland – 726 cases, 714 recoveries, nine deaths, one delta case;
  • East Sepik  – 672 cases, 663 recoveries, eight deaths;
  • Manus  – 618 cases, 610 recoveries, eight deaths, two delta cases;
  • Gulf  – 469 cases, 423 recoveries;
  • Jiwaka  – 421 cases, 384 recoveries, 29 deaths;
  • Northern – 362 cases, 362 recoveries.

The total number of COVID-19 tests conducted   so  far has risen to 263,425 whilst the delta variant cases has increased to 398.

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