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.