PNG COVID-19 cases increase to 19,704

Wednesday 29 September 2021

The  number of COVID-19 cases in Papua New Guinea has increased to 19,704 as of 12 midday, Monday 27 September 2021,  while the death toll  rose to 277.

Deputy Controller of the National Pandemic Response, Dr Esorom Daoni,  in his weekly virtual  media briefing yesterday,  said  the  increases were the result of the  180  new cases of COVID-19  which spread across  14 provinces.

The cases were reported in, the  National Capital District with (31); Western (15); Morobe (27); East New Britain (7); Western Highlands (35); Eastern Highlands (43); West Sepik (8); New Ireland (2); Enga (2); Central (2); Chimbu (1); Southern Highlands (4); Northern (1) and Jiwaka (2).

Dr Daoni further  confirmed  that 18,381 people have recovered from the virus, while 1,096  cases are currently active.

He also  highlighted  the cumulative COVID-19 cases reported in each province  in the same period:

 NCD has a total of  (5,577)  cases; Western  (3,139); Morobe (1,441); East New Britain (1235); Western Highlands (1,212); West New Britain (1041); Eastern Highlands (897); West Sepik (635); New Ireland (588); Madang (537); Manus (525); Autonomous Region of Bougainville (452); Enga (352); Central (303); Chimbu (280); Milne Bay (269); East Sepik (260); Southern Highlands (238); Hela (211); Northern (197); Jiwaka (182; and Gulf (133).

Meanwhile,  the  cumulative COVID-19 deaths were reported in the following provinces: NCD with 76; Western 20; Morobe, 9; East New Britain 10; Western Highlands 22; West New Britain 6; Eastern Highlands 23; West Sepik 8; New Ireland 2; Madang 7; Manus 3; Autonomous Region of Bougainville 2; Enga 2; Central 2; Chimbu 9; Milne Bay 5; East Sepik 7; Southern Highlands 1; Hela 2; and Jiwaka with 11. Dr Daoni added that there has been  a total  of  COVID-19 tests conducted so far since the beginning of the pandemic in January 2020 up until 27 September 2021.

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