PNG COVID-19 cases rise to 17,334

Thursday 8 July 2021

Papua New Guinea has recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Thursday 8 July 2021, increasing the total number of cases to 17,334.

The cases were reported in six provinces, with Hela province reporting the highest number  of 16 cases, followed by the National Capital District with four cases. Eastern Highlands three, whilst Morobe, East New Britain and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, reported a single case each.

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, confirmed 15 males and 11 females  in the latest  reported cases, with ages   from one to 65 years.

Twenty-two out of the 26 cases were experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

Mr Manning added, the country’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 17,334 with 179 known deaths, while   16,946 people have recovered from the virus.

Meanwhile a total of 136,034   tests have been conducted so far.

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

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 185,393,558 including 460,246 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 4,009,289 including 8,456 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

(PNG COVID-19 statistics as of Thursday 8th July 2021.)

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