PNG records 499 new Covid-19 Cases, total 31,010

Thursday 4  November 2021

Papua New Guinea has reported 499 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending Wednesday, 3 November 2021, bringing the total number of  infections to 31,010.

Statistics released from the National Control Centre showed the new cases were reported  in  16 provinces, with Milne Bay recording the highest  number  of 121 cases.  This is followed by   Eastern Highlands with 73 cases; Central  54;  National Capital District  (NCD)  51;  Southern Highlands 39; Western Highlands 38; East New Britain  36; East Sepik 32; Morobe 25; Madang11; Hela 8; Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) 6; Western 2; Jiwaka, Manus and Gulf with 1 case each.

 In the same period, a total of 27,935 people  have recovered from the virus, while the death toll has increased  to 392,  following 14 new deaths which  were recorded in Eastern Highlands (9), Madang (4) and Southern Highlands (1).

The  total cumulative cases, recoveries and deaths  in the same reporting period  for the 22 provinces are as follows:

  • NCD, 8 404 cases, 7471 recovered cases, 102 deaths, 73 Delta cases;
  • Western, 3 592 cases, 3 532 recovered, 33 deaths, 31 delta cases;
  • Western Highlands, 2 548 cases, 2252 recovered, 53 deaths;
  • Morobe, 2 378 cases, 2215 recovered, 16 deaths, 19 delta cases;
  • Eastern Highlands, 1 949 cases, 1765 recovered, 52 deaths, 1 delta case;
  • East New Britain, 1 662 cases, 1 417 recovered, 12 deaths;
  • West New Britain, 1141 cases, 1135 recovered, 6 deaths;
  • Madang, 1116 cases, 867 recovered, 20 deaths, 2 delta cases;
  • Enga, 1001 cases, 962 recovered, 3 deaths;
  • Milne Bay, 934 cases, 726 recovered, 5 deaths;
  • Southern Highlands, 774 cases, 596 recovered, 3 deaths;
  • West Sepik, 741 cases, 716 recovered, 12 deaths, 56 delta cases;
  • Central, 646 cases, 479 recovered, 2 deaths, 3 delta cases;
  • New Ireland, 602 cases, 597 recovered, 5 deaths;
  • East Sepik, 600 cases, 536 recovered, 8 deaths;
  • Chimbu, 575 cases, 557 recovered, 10 deaths, 1 delta case;
  • Manus, 551 cases, 533 recovered, 3 deaths, 1 delta case;
  • Autonomous Region of Bougainville, 510 cases, 463 recovered, 2 deaths;
  • Hela, 466 cases, 422 recovered, 2 deaths, 1 delta case;
  • Jiwaka, 380 cases, 306 recovered, 27 deaths;
  • Gulf, 242 cases, 191 recovered;
  • Northern, 198 cases, 197 recovered cases.

According to the updates, the number of Delta cases still remain at 191.

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