PNG reports one new COVID-19 case in NCD

Sunday 13 September 2020

Papua New Guinea confirms one new case of COVID-19 today from the National Capital District (NCD), bringing the country’s total COVID-19 cases to 511.

The latest case is a 42-year old male health care worker who experienced sore throat, fatigue, fever and cough.

He was swabbed at the Paradise International Hospital and tested positive for the virus.

NCD now has 300 confirmed cases, while  Western Province to date has 185 confirmed cases.

The country death toll from COVID-19 remains at six.

With NCD continuing to report cases every day, Controller of the National Pandemic Response Mr David Manning has again repeated calls for residents to strictly adhere to COVID-19 protocols.

Mr Manning further called for more testing to be done throughout the country.

“I call on the  provinces to be vigilant, and for health facilities to continue testing. Only with testing we can identify those infected, isolate and care for them, quarantine their contacts and prevent further transmission,” Mr Manning said.

To date, cases have been reported from 13 provinces in the country: NCD (300); Western Province (185); Central (7); Morobe (5); East Sepik (3); East New Britain (2); West New Britain (2); Milne Bay (2); and one case each from Southern Highlands, Eastern Highlands, West Sepik, New Ireland and Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

Mr Manning said, so far, the majority of the cases are mild and moderate, with more than half (56%) of the cases are asymptomatic.

Globally, the total confirmed cases are now 28,930,120 and the death toll stands at 924,058. There was an increase of 281,077 confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.

In the Western Pacific region, a total of 11 countries/territories had confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases for the region to 546,972 cases and 11,869 deaths.


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