PNG’s COVID-19 case count increases to 35,090

Monday 29 November 2021

Papua New Guinea’s COVID-19 case count has increased to 35,090 following 61 new cases reported  in the last 24 hours ending Sunday 28 November 2021.

A COVID-19 update from the National Control Centre   highlighted that the new cases were reported in  the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (22),  Central (13), National Capital District (nine),  Gulf (seven), Southern Highlands (six), Jiwaka and Hela (two cases each).

In the same update, a  total of 33,804 persons  have  recovered from the virus while the death toll stands at 545.

The number of Delta cases  still remains at 298.

In the meantime,  the classification of  cases for the 22  provincial  are as follows:

  • National Capital District – 9201 cases, 8960 recoveries, 102 deaths, 112 delta cases;
  • Western – 3609 cases, 3571 recoveries, 33 deaths, 32 delta cases;
  • Western Highlands – 2707 cases, 2592 recoveries, 79 deaths, two delta cases;
  • Morobe – 2484 cases, 2456 recoveries, 27 deaths, 59 delta cases;
  • Eastern Highlands – 2137 cases, 2036 recoveries, 90 deaths, eight delta cases;
  • East New Britain – 2090 cases, 1905 recoveries, 22 deaths, one delta case;
  • Madang – 1260 cases, 1215 recoveries,  29 deaths, four delta cases;
  • West New Britain – 1205 cases, 1197 recoveries, six deaths;
  • Milne Bay – 1131 cases, 1008 recoveries, five deaths;
  • Chimbu – 1058 cases, 1047 recoveries, 11 deaths, one delta case;
  • Enga – 1037 cases, 1027 recoveries, six deaths, three delta cases;
  • Southern Highlands – 1019 cases, 924 recoveries, 53 deaths;
  • Central – 764 cases, 729 recoveries, two deaths, four delta cases;
  • West Sepik – 762 cases, 746 recoveries,13 deaths, 56 delta cases;
  • Autonomous Region of Bougainville – 750 cases, 678 recoveries, seven deaths;
  • Hela – 742 cases, 698 recoveries, six deaths, 13 delta cases;
  • New Ireland – 726 cases, 713 recoveries, nine deaths, one delta case;
  • East Sepik – 666 cases, 652 recoveries, eight deaths;
  • Manus – 618   cases, 594 recoveries, seven deaths, two delta cases;
  • Jiwaka – 418 cases, 373 recoveries, 29 deaths;
  • Northern – 362 cases, 348 recoveries;
  • Gulf – 324 cases, 315 recoveries.

In the same reporting  period, a total of 365,013 vaccine doses have been administered, while 275,773  persons have at least received one dose,  where as 206, 259 people are fully vaccinated.

Globally, there have been  260,867,011  reported confirmed  cases of COVID-19, including 5,200,267 deaths.

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