PNG records another COVID-19 death as confirmed cases reach 1,295

Saturday 27  February 2021

Papua New Guinea  recorded another COVID-19 death increasing the death toll   to 13,  and  confirmed 20 new cases  today  ( 27 February, 2021),  bringing the country’s total to 1295.

A 49-year-old male from the National Capital District is the latest reported COVID-19 death., who was experiencing a cough and shortness of breath when he was admitted, until his death.

Meantime , Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning said the confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded  in West Sepik, Southern Highlands, Autonomous Region of Bougainville and in the National Capital District.

“In the NCD, nine new cases were reported of which five are males and four  females. The youngest of the nine cases is 26 years of age and the oldest  being  56 years old.

“Seven of the nine cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 whilst two cases were asymptomatic at the time of testing.”

There were eight  new cases  reported in West Sepik, of which four are males  and four  females with ages ranging from 20 to 69 years old.

“All eight cases were asymptomatic at the time of testing but swab samples returned otherwise. Five out of the eight cases came into contact with previous positive cases,” Mr Manning said.

At the same time,  a 22 year old male  and 45 year old  mine worker  from Nipa –  Kutubu, Southern Highlands,  were  the latest  positive  cases.   One of the men recently travelled from NCD.

Mr Manning  also  confirmed  a 40-year-old male from North Bougainville, in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, who  was  the latest confirmed positive case .  The  case  from North Bougainville was showing symptoms of COVID-29 at the time of testing.

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


Provinces                      Confirmed Cases


NCD                                477

Western Province            323

West New Britain             196

West Sepik                       134

East New Britain                38

Madang                              35

New Ireland                        23

Eastern Highlands              13

Western Highlands             13

Central                                 3

Morobe                                9

East Sepik                           9

Enga                                    3

SHP                                     3

AROB                                  3

Milne Bay                             2

Hela                                     1

TOTAL                          1,295

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 112,649,371 including 427,644 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 2,501,229 of which 10,093 were reported in the last 24 hours.


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