PNG’s COVID-19 cases rise to 16,391

Seventeen new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Sunday June 6, increasing the total number of positives  in Papua New Guinea to 16,391.

Controller of the National  Pandemic Response, David Manning  said the confirmed cases were reported  in four provinces, with  New Ireland Province,   recording the  highest with 13 cases; followed by the   National Capital District  with two, whilst Eastern Highlands and Hela reported a single case each. Of the 17 cases reported, 13 were males  and four  females, with ages   between 28 to 69 years

Mr Manning said at the time of testing,  eight cases  had experienced  symptoms of COVID-19. Meanwhile, the country’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 16,391 with 164 known deaths.
All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases, as per the statistics below:

COVID-19 statistics for Sunday June 06, 2021.

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 172,242,495 including 449,332 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 3,709,397 including 10,714 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

Media contact: Chief Superintendent Dominic D. Kakas, BEM, DPS

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