Monday 15 February 2021
Papua New Guinea recorded 10 new cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) today ( February 15) increasing the country’s total number of cases to 955.
The latest cases were reported in West Sepik, Madang, East New Britain and the National Capital District.
Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, says that among the 10 positive cases, two were adult males, ages 45 and 49 years, who reside in Moresby South electorate, in the National Capital District.
They were both experiencing fever, muscle aches and cough at the time of testing.
East New Britain and Madang reported a case each whilst West Sepik reported six new cases.
A 36 year old female is the latest to be confirmed positive in the East New Britain province. She was experiencing cough, fever and headache at the time of testing.
Mr Manning added that a 52 year old female in Madang was tested positive, however, she was not showing symptoms of the COVID-19 virus at the time of testing but swab samples returned positive.
West Sepik also recorded six positive cases of which five are health care workers. All six cases, three males and three females, ages ranging from 30 to 62 years old have been detected through contact tracing.
The country’s Covid- 19 cases now stands at 955 with 10 known deaths.
Seventeen provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases. The distribution of the cases is as follows:
Provinces Confirmed Cases
Western Province 233
West New Britain 194
East New Britain 31
New Ireland 22
West Sepik 16
Eastern Highlands 13
Western Highlands 10
East Sepik 3
Milne Bay 2
Hela Province 1
Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 108,153,741 including 300,530 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 2,381,295 of which 7,776 were reported in the last 24 hours.
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