One new COVID-19 case reported in the country increasing total cases to 895

Saturday  6  February 2021

Papua New Guinea reported one new case of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours increasing the country’s total cases to 895.

The latest  positive case was  reported in the Central province in a 37 year old male who is an employee of a mining company..

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, said the male was not showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing, however his swab samples returned positive.

He was diagnosed as part of the routine travel screening for work.

The country’s COVID-19 cases as a result stands at 895 with nine known deaths.

A total of 43,728 people have tested for Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Eight hundred and forty-six people have recovered whilst 432 samples are pending at the laboratories. Forty active cases are in isolation.

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

The distribution of the cases is as follows:

Provinces                 Confirmed Cases

NCD                         371

Western Province      221

West New Britain      194

East New Britain        30

New Ireland               22

Eastern Highlands     13

Western Highlands    10

Central                       11

Morobe                       9

East Sepik                  3

Enga                        3

Milne Bay                 2

West Sepik               2

Southern Highlands  1

AROB                       1

Hela Province           1

Madang                    1

TOTAL                  895

Meanwhile, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally,  has reached 104,370,550 including 355,041 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

The death toll is 2,271,180 of which 10,422 were reported 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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