The National Control Centre today released figures on the number of COVID-19 deaths and positive cases for Papua New Guinea in the last 24 hours, ending 12 midday on Monday April 26.
The deaths were reported in Morobe and the National Capital District, with Morobe confirming one death in a 53 year old female whilst NCD recorded another death of a 57 year old woman. Commissioner of Police and Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning said, to date, NCD has recorded 66 deaths, Eastern Highlands (8); Jiwaka (5); Milne Bay (5); Morobe (6); West New Britain (3); Western Highlands (3); West Sepik (4); Western Province (2); East Sepik (2); New Ireland (2); and Enga (1).
Mr Manning also confirmed 80 new Covid-19 cases from 13 districts in seven provinces, in the last 24 hours. They include, NCD with seven cases; Morobe, two; East New Britain five, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville six; East Sepik 25; Milne Bay six and Manus 29 cases. Of the 80 cases, 48 were males and 32 females. At the time of testing, 47 cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 whilst 33 were asymptomatic.
PNG’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 10,915 with 107 known deaths. The cumulative figures for Covid-19 cases in the 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) are as follows:
- NCD -4366 (66 deaths)
- Central -174
- Gulf – 30
- Western -2348 (2 deaths)
- Milne Bay -88 (5 deaths)
- Northern -21
- Morobe -564 (6 deaths)
- Madang -155
- East Sepik -146 (2 deaths)
- West Sepik -409 (4 deaths)
- Eastern Highlands -487 (8 deaths)
- Simbu -114
- Jiwaka -94 (5 deaths)
- Western Highlands -451(3 deaths)
- Southern Highlands -93
- Enga -160 (1 death)
- Hela -43
- Manus -66
- East New Britain -386
- West New Britain -345 (3 deaths)
- New Ireland -136 (2 deaths)
- AROB -239
A total of 8,773 people have recovered from COVID-19 whilst 2,035 cases are active within the last 14-day period. Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 147,780,801 including 727,419 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is at 3,122,449 including 9,940 new deaths in the last 24 hours.
PNG COVID-19 statistics for the last 24 hours up to 12 midday, Monday April 26, 2021.
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