Northern records highest number of COVID-19 cases

Thursday 6 January  2022

 Northern Province recorded the highest number of 80  COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending  Wednesday 5 January 2022, followed by  Gulf (four), National Capital District (three) and Enga and East Sepik (one case each).

This brings the total  number of new cases to 89  and  the country’s overall  confirmed cases  since the outbreak, to 36,285

 The   National Control Centre’s latest Covid-19 update  further   confirmed a total of 35,639 people have recovered from the virus, including one new death, raising the death toll to 591 while the Delta cases stand at 658.

In the  meantime,  a    summary of   the COVID-19  statistics in the 22 provinces is also highlighted  below:

–  NCD – 9396 cases, 9277 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 – 1049 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, 822 recoveries, two deaths, 10 delta cases;

– New Ireland  – 825 cases, 809 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  – 689 cases, 681 recoveries, eight deaths, 16 delta cases;

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

– Gulf – 496 cases, 489 recoveries, 10 delta cases;

– Northern  – 484 cases, 480 recoveries, four  deaths.

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

NCC has also recorded  a total  number of 280,273 tests conducted to date.

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