NCC confirms three new cases of COVID-19

Wednesday 5  January 2022

The National Control Centre has registered  three new cases of Coronavirus in the last 24 hours ending Tuesday 4 January 2022, raising the total infections in country to 36,196.

In its latest COVID-19 update, NCC   confirmed  two  new cases  in    East New Britain and one in Central province.

 As of January 4, a  total of  35,549  persons  have recovered  from the virus, the number of deaths remains  590, while   Delta cases have  increased to 658.

In the same period, a total of 275,111 COVID-19 tests were conducted.

The report has also summarized   the COVID-19  statistics  throughout the country,  as shown  below:

–  NCD – 9393 cases, 9273 recoveries, 102 deaths, 199 delta cases

– Western  – 3610 cases, 3577 recoveries, 33 deaths,43 delta cases;

– Western Highlands  – 2725 cases, 2645 recoveries, 79 deaths, four delta cases;

– Morobe  – 2491 cases,2444 recoveries, 47 deaths, 84 delta cases;

– East New Britain – 2212 cases, 2169 recoveries, 28 deaths, 28 delta cases;

– Eastern Highlands – 2156 cases, 2066 recoveries, 90 deaths, 22 delta cases;

– Madang – 1268 cases, 1238 recoveries, 29 deaths, four delta cases;

– West New Britain  – 1227 cases, 1221 recoveries, six deaths, 33 delta cases;

– Milne Bay – 1213 cases, 1208 recoveries, five deaths, three delta cases;

– Chimbu – 1058 cases, 1047 recoveries, 11 deaths, 14 delta cases;

– Enga – 1048 cases, 1041 recoveries, seven deaths, four delta cases;

– Southern Highlands – 1039 cases, 986 recoveries, 53 deaths, 43 delta cases;

–  Autonomous Region of Bougainville – 921 cases, 902 recoveries, 17 deaths,15  delta cases;

–  Central  – 829 cases, 821 recoveries, two deaths, 10 delta cases;

– New Ireland  – 825 cases, 808 recoveries, 11 deaths, 11 delta cases;

– West Sepik  – 775 cases, 762 recoveries, 13 deaths, 70  delta cases;

– Hela –  762 cases, 755 recoveries, six deaths, 32 delta cases;

– East Sepik  – 688 cases, 680 recoveries, eight deaths, 16 delta cases;

– Manus –  639 cases, 628 recoveries, 11 deaths, 11 delta cases;

– Gulf – 492 cases, 486 recoveries, 10 delta cases;

– Jiwaka  – 421 cases, 392 recoveries, 29 deaths, two delta cases;

– Northern  – 404 cases, 400  recoveries, three deaths.

NCC has also released updates on the vaccine coverage in country, of  which 384,043 doses have so far been administered.

Of that, a total of 286,837 persons have at least received  first dose, while 224,073 people  were fully vaccinated.

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