National COVID-19 cases rise

Friday 10 September 2021

Papua New Guinea’s COVID-19 confirmed  cases   have risen to 18,339, as of 8 September 2021, following the detection of 43 new cases, while the death toll remains  at 194 within day 449  of the Nupela Pasin protocol.

The 43 new cases recorded in the last six days were from  the West Sepik, Western, National Capital District, Southern Highlands, Enga and East New Britain provinces.

Deputy Controller of the National Pandemic Response, Dr Daoni Esorom further confirmed that  a total of 17,794 people have recovered from the virus, with 167,473  COVID-19  tests being  conducted so far.

“The total number of  active cases over the past 21 days is 351, and the number of tests pending laboratory results is 479.

“The number  of persons vaccinated so far has reached 144,248,” he added.

Dr Daoni said  that all 22 provinces have reported cases so far, including those 20 provinces that have reported  COVID-19 deaths.

Meanwhile, 30 cases of the  Delta  variant  were also reported in the same  period, of which seven were imported while 23 cases were locally acquired.

Dr Daoni added that the   22 local  Delta   variant cases were reported in the Western  Province  while one was recorded  in Madang.

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