PNG records another COVID-19 death as total cases reach 1,139

Papua New Guinea has recorded another COVID-19 death bringing the total number of deaths from  the virus  to 1139.

A 67 year old male from the National Capital District is the latest reported COVID-19 death.

Controller  of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning said  the deceased was  admitted to the Port Moresby General Hospital  Intensive Care Unit on  February  21, until his death. The death comes as 28 new cases were reported in the  country, of which 20 were recorded in the Western Province and  eight  in the National Capital District. “In NCD, a total of four males and four females between the ages of 24 to 54 were tested positive.

“Five cases showed symptoms of COVID-19 whilst three were asymptomatic at the time of testing. Five of the eight cases came into contact with a previous positive case,” Mr Manning said. Mr Manning added that there were 17 males and three  females  who were tested positive from COVID-19 In the Western Province,  with ages between  26 to 59 years.

Four  of the 20 cases came into contact with previous positive cases. Meantime, the country’s COVID-19 total  number of  cases   has risen to  1,139 with 11 known deaths. Seventeen provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases. The distribution of the cases is as follows:

Provinces                  Confirmed Cases

NCD                              430
Western Province         323
West New Britain          194
West Sepik                    39
Madang                         35
East New Britain           35
New Ireland                   23
Eastern Highlands        13
Western Highlands       13
Central                           12
Morobe                            9
East Sepik                       5
Enga                              3
Milne Bay                        2
AROB                             1
Hela Province                  1
SHP                                1

TOTAL                         1,139

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 111,419,939 including 280,853 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.  The death toll is 2,470,939 of which 6,884 were reported in the last 24 hours.


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