PNG’s Covid-19 cases increase to 34,309

Saturday 20 November 2021

The country’s COVID-19 case count  has reached  34,309  while  death toll increased to 486, as of Friday 19 November 2021.

Latest statistics  from the National Control Centre’s  has also  revealed  there were 287  new confirmed   Covid-19 cases  detected in 13 provinces, of which, Northern recorded the highest with (102), followed by the Autonomous Region of Bougainville  (AROB) (40), Southern Highlands (36), National Capital District (NCD)  (34), Chimbu (19), Manus (17), West New  Britain (nine), Western Highlands ( seven), Western, Jiwaka and Hela (three each), and Central (two).

In the same period, a total of  32, 383 people  have recovered from the virus, including a  death each being   reported in Eastern Highlands   and Manus respectively, however Delta cases remain at 298.

Following are the cumulative Covid-19  figures for the 22 provinces:

  • NCD – 9119 cases, 8728 recoveries, 102 deaths, 112 delta cases;
  • Western – 3606 cases, 3560 recoveries, 33 deaths, 32 delta cases;
  • Western Highlands – 2686 cases, 2546 recoveries, 79 deaths, two delta cases;
  • Morobe – 2464 cases, 2422 recoveries, 27 deaths, 59 delta cases;
  • Eastern Highlands – 2123 cases, 1969 recoveries, 89 deaths, eight delta cases;
  • East New Britain – 1976 cases, 1715 recoveries, 16 deaths, one delta case;
  • Madang – 1246 cases, 1152 recoveries, 29 deaths, four delta cases;
  • West New Britain – 1173 cases, 1167 recoveries, six deaths;
  • Enga – 1030 cases, 1010 recoveries, six deaths, three delta cases;
  • Chimbu – 1000 cases, 969 recoveries, 11 deaths, one delta case;
  • Milne Bay – 990 cases, 985 recoveries, five deaths;
  • Southern Highlands – 911 cases, 836 recoveries, nine deaths,;
  • West Sepik – 759 cases, 741 recoveries, 13 deaths, 56 delta cases;
  • Central – 739 cases, 693 recoveries, two deaths, four delta cases;
  • New Ireland – 723 cases, 679 recoveries, five deaths, one delta case;
  • Hela – 719 cases, 677 recoveries, two deaths, 13 delta cases;
  • East Sepik – 663 cases, 630 recoveries, eight deaths;
  • Autonomous Region of Bougainville – 641 cases, 559 recoveries, two deaths;
  • Manus – 590 cases, 573 recoveries, six deaths, two delta cases;
  • Jiwaka – 404 cases, 364 recoveries, 29 deaths;
  • Gulf – 309 cases, 289 recoveries;
  • Northern – 362 cases, 290 recoveries.

Globally, there are 255,324, 963 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 5,127,696 deaths.

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