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.
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