Tuesday 15 June 2021
The National Control Centre has confirmed two new COVID-19 deaths and eight new cases in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Tuesday 15, June, increasing the death toll to 167 and raising the total cases to 16,799.
Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, said Manus province recorded its first COVID-19 deaths.
The death of a 72-year-old male and a 60-year-old female both with underlying comorbidities were reported as Manus’ first recorded deaths.
In the same period, there were eight new COVID-19 cases recorded, of which Morobe reported four cases, Southern Highlands three and Jiwaka a single case.
Of the eight cases reported, four are males and four females with ages between six to 65 years.
Mr Manning further confirmed that 129,533 people have so far been tested for COVID-19.
The country’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 16,799 with 167 known deaths, whilst 16,130 people have recovered from the virus.
All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases. The distribution of the cases are as follows:
- National Capital District – 5,117
- Western Province – 2,387
- Morobe – 1,182
- East New Britain – 1,126
- Western Highlands – 1,019
- West New Britain – 1,009
- Eastern Highlands – 710
- New Ireland – 527
- West Sepik – 445
- Autonomous Region of Bougainville – 423
- Madang – 399
- Central – 268
- Enga – 272
- East Sepik – 231
- Manus – 468
- Simbu – 229
- Southern Highlands – 199
- Northern – 196
- Jiwaka – 153
- Milne Bay – 202
- Hela – 122
- Gulf – 115
Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 177,021,662 including 301,544 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 3,827,510 including 6,745 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
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