No new COVID-19 cases recorded in PNG

Monday 16 August 2021

There were no new positive COVID-19 cases reported in Papua New Guinea in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Monday August 16, 2021.

Police Commissioner and Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning,  however, said PNG’s total cases still remained   at 17,832.

From statistics released, a total of 150,870 COVID-19 tests  have been conducted , which is an  increase of 293 from Sunday.

Mr Manning  further confirmed that  there were five new recoveries recorded today, increasing the total number of people who have recovered form the virus,   to 17,547.

In the meantime, the  number of active cases reported within the last 21-day period has decreased by five, to 93 from 98 recorded on Sunday 14 August.

A total of 413 samples are pending laboratory results.

As of August 11, a total of 94,419 people have been vaccinated, which includes  9,466 health workers, 55,340 essential workers and 29,613 people with comorbidities.

Globally to date a total of 208,058,257 people have contracted the COVID-19 virus. This includes 4,374,757 known COVID-19 deaths worldwide.

PNG COVID-19 statistics as of Monday 16th August 2021.)

Media contact: Chief Superintendent Dominic D. Kakas, BEM, DPS
COVID-19 Media & Public Information Joint Agency Task Force
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