NCC records 7 new COVID-19 cases: total at 16,398

The National Control Centre has confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19 in the country in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Monday June 7, bringing  the total number of cases to 16,398.

The cases were reported in  the National Capital District with three; Central two; and Madang and Hela one case each. Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, said there were   six  males and a female in the latest count, with ages  between  31 to 56 years. Two cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

The country’s  number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 16,398 with 164 known deaths. Mr Manning further confirmed that  15,711 people have  recovered from COVID-19, while, 117,373 tests have been conducted so far. All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases. The distribution of the cases are as follows:

·     NCD – 5,076;

·     Western Province – 2,385;

·     Morobe – 1,175;

·     East New Britain – 1,078;

·     Western Highlands – 985;

·     West New Britain – 997;

·     Eastern Highlands – 699;

·     New Ireland – 520;

·     West Sepik – 445;

·     AROB – 368;

·     Madang – 392;

·     Central – 263;

·     Enga – 267;

·     East Sepik – 230;

·     Manus – 380;

·     Simbu – 225;

·     SHP – 196;

·     Oro – 196;

·     Jiwaka – 146;

·     Milne Bay – 161;

·     Hela – 113; and

·     Gulf – 101.

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 174,041,578 including 327,669 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 3,743,838 including 7,739 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

Media contact: Chief Superintendent Dominic D. Kakas, BEM, DPS
COVID-19 Media & Public Information Joint Agency Task Force
Mobile: 75430557 email: ddkakas@gmail.com
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COVID-19 JATF email:    ddkakas.covid19media@gmail.com

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