PNG COVID-19 deaths rise to 159 as cases increase to 15,368

Monday 24 May 2021

Papua New Guinea ‘s COVID-19 deaths have risen to 159  following four  new  recorded deaths  while, cases  have  increased to 15,368,  in the last 24 hours  leading up to 12  midday on Monday 24 May 2021.

The four deaths were reported in East New Britain. Three are males and one is a female between the ages of 46 to 82 years.

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, said  so far, the National Capital District has recorded 73 deaths, Eastern Highlands 13, Western Highlands and Simbu recorded 12 deaths each, Morobe nine;  East New Britain  seven, Jiwaka and West New Britain six deaths each, Milne Bay five, West Sepik and Western four deaths each, New Ireland, Central and East Sepik two deaths each and Southern Highlands and Enga a death each.

Mr Manning also confirmed   146 COVID-19 cases in the same period and were   recorded  in  Manus, which has the highest number of   99 cases.;  Western Highlands  nine; East New Britain and Gulf  six  each, Enga and NCD five each, New Ireland four;   Morobe, West New Britain, Eastern Highlands and Hela three cases each.

Of the 146 cases recorded, 57 were males and 88  females with  ages ranging  between one to 71 years. At the time of testing, 50 cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19.

The country’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 15,368 with 159 known deaths.

Mr Manning added that   14,190  people have recovered  from the  virus.

To date, a total of 112,995 people have been tested for COVID-19, with 1,300 tests pending laboratory results.

All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases, as per the statistics below:

COVID-19 statistics for Monday May 24, 2021.

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 167,507,456 including 469,455 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is at 3,477,792 including 9,470 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

Media contact: Chief Superintendent Dominic D. Kakas, BEM, DPS
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