One COVID-19 death reported, 39 new cases detected: total cases at 17,464

Thursday 15July 2021

One new COVID-19 death and 39 new cases were recorded  in the country  in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Thursday 15 July,  raising  the total number of deaths to 187 and cases to 17,464.

The single death was reported in Western Highlands Province.

Controller of the National Pandemic Response,  David Manning  also confirmed, in the last 24 hours ending July 15, 39 new cases in five provinces.

Manus province reported the highest with 20 cases,   National Capital District, eight; Morobe  six; Western Highlands four ; and East New Britain a single case.

Of the 39 reported cases, 26 were males and 13  females, with ages between  nine  and  71 years.

Twenty-two out of the 39 cases were experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

Mr Manning said the  number of   COVID-19 cases in the country  now stands at 17,464 with 187 known deaths, whilst the total cumulative recoveries stands at 17,129.

“To date, a total of 141,795 people have tested for COVID-19.”

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

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 189,107,333 including 523,245 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 4,073,499 including 8,141 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

(Refer to PNG COVID-19 statistics as of Thursday 15th July 2021.)

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