PNG’s COVID-19 cases reach 6,619 as of April 2

Friday 2  April 202

Papua New Guinea’s number of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases  has reached 6619,  as a result of  144  positives being reported   in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on  Friday April 2, 2021.

Western Province reported  the highest count of 30 new cases of which 20 are  men  and 10 women..

Their ages range  between  22  to 52 years, with  all  30 cases being  asymptomatic at the time of testing.

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning,  also confirmed 18 new cases for the   National Capital District,  of which 14 are males and four females., with ages between   18  and  61 years.

Four cases  had experienced  symptoms of COVID-19 whilst 13 were asymptomatic at the time of testing.

He added that Morobe province also reported 18 new cases of which nine are males and nine females, with ages ranging from eight to 65 years.

“All 18 cases showed symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.”

There were 13 new positive cases reported in West New Britain province, of which nine are males and four females.

Their ages range from 17 to 55 years, with six cases showing  symptoms of COVID-19 whilst seven were asymptomatic at the time of testing.

Mr Manning further confirmed 10 new cases in Southern Highlands province, of which seven are males and three females, with  ages between   from 10   and  60 years old.

At the time of testing, five cases experienced  symptoms of COVID-19 while another  five were asymptomatic.

At the same time, Milne Bay reported two cases whilst East Sepik reported a single case, two are males and a female between the ages of 34 to 52 years.

Two cases showed  symptoms of COVID-19 whilst one was asymptomatic at the time of testing.

There were 52 new positive cases reported    In the  Eastern Highlands province ,   of which 32 are males, 17 females and three not stated, with  ages  between  15  and  62 years.

Thirty-two persons  had  experienced   symptoms of COVID-19 whilst 20 were asymptomatic at the time of testing.

The country’s COVID-19 cases as a result  now stand  at 6,619 with 60 known deaths.

Meanwhile, the  60 known deaths   were reported in the following  provinces:  National Capital District with   48 COVID-19 related deaths, West Sepik  three;  West New Britain, Western Highlands and Western Province recorded two  each; Enga, Jiwaka and Morobe recorded a death each..

So far, the following 20  provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases:

  • NCD – 2,963 (48 deaths);
  • Western Province – 1,502 (2 deaths);
  • West Sepik – 327 (3 deaths);
  • Eastern Highlands – 302;
  • Morobe – 280  (1 death);
  • East New Britain – 224;
  • West New Britain – 214 (2 deaths);
  • Western Highlands – 152  (2 deaths);
  • AROB – 107;
  • New Ireland 89;
  • Madang 71;
  • Central 70;
  • Simbu 66;
  • East Sepik – 61;
  • Southern Highlands – 56;
  • Enga – 53 (1 death);
  • Jiwaka – 33  (1 death);
  • Hela 23;
  • Gulf – 13; and
  • Milne Bay – 13.

Mr Manning added that  the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally  has reached 128,540,982 including 650,765 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 2,808,308 of which 11,608 were reported in the last 24 hours on Friday April 2.


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