PNG records 223 new COVID-19 cases total cases at 11,630

Papua New Guinea has recorded 223 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Wednesday May 5, increasing the total number of cases to 11,630.


The cases were reported in 14 provinces with the Morobe Province recording the highest number with 59 ,  followed by the National Capital District with 47 and East New Britain  recorded  36. Controller  of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning said,  there were 16 new cases  reported on  Monday May 3 ,  in six provinces which increased the national total confirmed COVID-19 cases to 11,289.

He added, there were 118 new cases  reported in 11 provinces on Tuesday May 4 increasing  the country’s total to 11,407. As of May 5 a total of 95,014 tests have been conducted for COVID-19, whilst  a total of 632 tests are pending laboratory results. Meantime,  10,312 people have recovered from COVID-19 with 1,197 cases active within the last 14-day period ending 12 midday on May 5. Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 154,978,886. The global death toll is 3,240,722 including 13,659 new deaths.


PNG COVID-19 Statistics for last 3 days:

Wednesday May 05, 2021

Covid-19 Statistics as of 04th May 2021

Covid-19 Statistics as of 03rd May 2021

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