PNG records 10 new confirmed Covid-19 cases bringing total number to 955

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

NCD                                     376

Western Province                   233

West New Britain                    194

East New Britain                      31

Madang                                     29

New Ireland                               22

West Sepik                                16

Eastern Highlands                     13

Central                                       11

Western Highlands                    10

Morobe                                       9

East Sepik                                  3

Enga                                           3

Milne Bay                                    2

AROB                                         1

Hela Province                             1

SHP                                            1


TOTAL                                     955


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.


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