New Ireland records three new COVID-19 cases

Monday 21 December 2020

The New Ireland province has recorded three Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) positive cases in the last 24 hours.

A 17-year-old female, 46-year-old male and a 52-year-old male travelled from West New Britain to New Ireland on   December 13, and were tested positive through mass testing in the New Ireland Province.

The 46-year-old male was experiencing fever and cough during the time of testing whilst the 17-year-old and 52 year old did not show symptoms of the virus. Their swab samples however, returned positive.

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, says the country’s total positive cases has increased   to  764  with 9 deaths.

A total of 36, 674 people have been tested for Coronavirus. 661 people have recovered whilst 70 samples are pending at the laboratories. 94 active cases are in isolation.

Sixteen provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases. The distribution of the cases is as follows:


Provinces Cases
NCD 361
Western Province 204
West New Britain 124
Eastern Highlands 13
East new Britain 13
New Ireland 11
Western Highlands 10
Central 9
Morobe 6
East Sepik 3
Enga 3
Milne Bay 2
West Sepik 2
Southern H/lands 1
Hela Province 1

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 75,110,651, including 808,244 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 1,680,395; of which 13,289 were reported in the last 24 hours.

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