Number of Coronavirus cases increases

Wednesday 24 November 2021

The National Control Centre has reported 102  locally transmitted cases of  Coronavirus  on Tuesday 23 November, bringing the total infections to 34,707.

The highest number of cases was recorded in Manus (27), followed by  East New Britain (21), Southern Highlands (14), National Capital District, Western Highlands (10 each), Hela, Jiwaka, Madang, West Sepik, West New Britain, ( three each), Central, East Sepik ( two each) and Western (one).

During the same reporting period, the total number of  Covid-19 recovered cases  rose to 33,112, while the death toll increased to 542.

The Delta variant cases  have  not increased from 298  in the same  reporting period.

In the meantime,  summary of  Covid -19 cases in the 22  provinces  is as follows::

  • NCD – 9162 cases, 8819 recoveries, 102 deaths, 112 delta cases;
  • Western – 3607 cases, 3560 recoveries, 33 deaths, 32 delta cases;
  • Western Highlands – 2701 cases, 2561 recoveries, 79 deaths, two delta cases;
  • Morobe – 2483 cases, 2442 recoveries, 27 deaths, 59 delta cases;
  • Eastern Highlands – 2137 cases, 2009 recoveries, 90 deaths, eight delta cases;
  • East New Britain – 2026 cases, 1778 recoveries, 20 deaths, one delta case;
  • Madang – 1253 cases, 1193 recoveries, 29 deaths, four delta cases;
  • West New Britain – 1183 cases,1177 recoveries, six deaths;
  • Milne Bay – 1102 cases, 1061 recoveries, five deaths;
  • Enga – 1030 cases, 1014 recoveries, six deaths, three delta cases;
  • Chimbu – 1000 cases, 970 recoveries, 11 deaths, one delta case;
  • Southern Highlands – 1000 cases, 890 recoveries, 53 deaths;
  • West Sepik – 762 cases, 742 recoveries, 13 deaths, 56 delta cases;
  • Central – 745 cases, 708 recoveries, two deaths, four delta cases;
  • Hela – 731 cases, 684 recoveries, six deaths, 13 delta cases;
  • New Ireland – 723 cases, 694 recoveries, nine deaths, one delta case;
  • Autonomous Region of Bougainville– 698 cases, 622 recoveries, seven deaths;
  • East Sepik – 666 cases, 639 recoveries, eight deaths;
  • Manus – 618 cases, 579 recoveries, seven deaths, two delta cases;
  • Jiwaka – 409 cases, 365 recoveries, 29 deaths;
  • Northern– 362 cases, 305 recoveries;
  • Gulf – 309 cases, 300 recoveries.

Meanwhile, the number of global confirmed cases of Coronavirus  is 257,469,528, including 5,158,211 deaths.

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