Number of COVID-19 cases stands at 15,222 as of May 23

Sunday 23 May 2021

The National Control Centre has confirmed  35 new COVID-19 cases in the country  in the last 24 hours,  ending 12 midday on Sunday May 23, increasing the total number of cases to 15,222.

The cases were reported in six provinces, with Morobe reporting the highest with  16 cases, followed by New Ireland  with  seven cases, National Capital District and Southern Highlands, four cases each, Western Highlands three and Hela a single case.

Of the 35 cases recorded, 28 were males and seven were females, with  ages ranging  between 16 to 64 years.

At the time of testing, 19 cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Controller of  the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, says  the country’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 15,222 with 156 known deaths.

He added,   a  total of 14,183 recoveries have   been recorded.

To date, there were  111, 917 people being  tested for COVID-19.

All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.

COVID-19 statistics for Sunday May 23, 2021.

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 165,782,943 including 612,253 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is at 3,437,569 including 12,476 new deaths in the last 24 hours

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