Saturday 22 May 2021
Papua New Guinea’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 156 as of 12 midday, Saturday 22 May 2021, while cases increase to 15,187 in the same period.
The two deaths were reported in West New Britain in a male and a female between the ages of 48 and 59 years.
Meantime, Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, also confirmed 54 new COVID-19 cases, with Manus reporting the highest with 24 cases.
The National Capital District reported 12 cases, Morobe six, Western Highlands five, Simbu two and Eastern Highlands, West Sepik, Central, Jiwaka and Hela reported a single case each.
Mr Manning said ff the 54 cases, 31 were males and 23 females, with ages ranging between 10 to 80 years. At the time of testing, 36 cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19.
The country’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 15,187 with 156 known deaths.
Mr Manning also confirmed that a total of 14,122 people have recovered from COVID-19.
All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.
COVID-19 statistics for Saturday May 22, 2021.
Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 166,453,443 including 609,506 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is at 3,456,978 including 12,261 new deaths in the last 24 hours.
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