PNG records 504 new COVID-19 cases: total cases at 12,997

Monday 10 May 2021

Papua New Guinea has recorded 504 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Monday, May 10, increasing the total number of cases to 12,997.

The cases were reported in 19 provinces in which East New Britain reported the highest  with 249 cases. Morobe reported 63 cases, NCD 34, Manus 28, Western Highlands 24, East Sepik  15, Central 15, Gulf 14, Southern Highlands 13,  Madang 13 , New Ireland 10 , Northern 7,  West New Britain  5,  Hela  5,  Milne Bay 3, Jiwaka 3, Western 1,  and Enga  1.

Commissioner of Police and Controller of the National Pandemic, David Manning said, of the 504 cases recorded, 275 were males and 225 females. Their ages range from two to 86 years.

At the time of testing, 366 cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19.

The country’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 12,997 with 130 known deaths. So far, a total of 10,915 recoveries have been recorded.

All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.

In the meantime, the global  total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 158,940,456 including 629,846 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is at 3,305,922 including 9,596 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

COVID-19 statistics for Monday May 10, 2021.

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