Papua New Guinea’s COVID-19 cases rise to 867

Saturday 30 January 2021

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning has confirmed one new case of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours increasing the country’s total cases to 867.

The latest case was from West New Britain in a 24-year-old female student who resides in the Talasea district. She was coughing at the time of testing and her samples returned positive.

Mr Manning added that the country’s COVID-19 cases as a result, now stand at 867 with nine known deaths.

A total of 42,789 people has tested for COVID-19. Eight hundred and twenty-eight people have recovered whilst 87 samples are pending at the laboratories. Thirty active cases are in isolation.

Sixteen provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases. The distribution of the cases is as follows:


Provinces Confirmed Cases
NCD 368
Western Province 214
West New Britain 179
East New Britain 30
New Ireland 21
Eastern Highlands 13
Western Highlands 10
Central 10
Morobe 9
East Sepik 3
Enga 3
Milne Bay 2
West Sepik 2
Southern Highlands 1
Hela Province 1

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 101,053,721 including 570,976 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.  The death toll is 2,182,867 of which 15,716 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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