Papua New Guinea has recorded 45 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Saturday June 12, increasing the total number of people with the virus to 16,727.
Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning confirmed the number of new cases in five provinces, of which East New Britain reported the highest with 21 cases, followed by Madang with 17 cases, Western Highlands four, Central two and the National Capital District reported a single case.
Of the 45 cases reported, 16 are males and 29 females, with ages between six to 55 years. The country’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 16,727 with 165 known deaths. Mr Manning added that A total of 16,090 people have recovered from COVID-19 with 472 cases active within the last 21-day period. To date, 128,525 people have been tested for COVID-19. All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.
Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 176,031,891 including 411,614 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 3,800,283 including 11,422 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
(PNG COVID-19 statistics as at Saturday 12 June, 2021.)
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