PNG’s COVID-19 cases reach 16,374

Saturday 5 June 2021

Papua New Guinea’s total number of COVID-19 cases   has reached 16,374 after 47 new infections were recorded in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Saturday June 5.

The cases were reported in eight provinces with Simbu reporting the highest of 24 cases, followed  by  Western Highlands  with  nine cases, Madang and National Capital District four each, Milne Bay three, and Morobe, Jiwaka and Hela a single case each.

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning said from  the 47 cases  26 were males whilst 21 were females., with their  ages range from 13 to 76 years.

A total of 36 cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

To date, a total of 117,373 people have been tested for COVID-19, with 16,374 testing positive, including 164 known deaths.

In the meantime,  a total of 15,659 recoveries have been recorded, with 551 cases active within the last 21-day period.

All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.

COVID-19 statistics for Saturday June 05, 2021

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 173,311,814 including 416,751 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 3,727,190 including 10,239 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

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