PNG’s COVID-19 cases rise to 645 as new infections reported in WNB and NCD

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Papua New Guinea has recorded 15 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours.

Twelve cases were from Talasea District in West New Britain while three cases were from the National Capital District (NCD).

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, said the country’s total number of COVID-19 cases, as a result, had  risen  to 645, including seven known COVID-19 deaths.

At this stage, 16 of the 22 provinces in the country have confirmed cases of COVID-19. The distribution of the cases is as follows:


Provinces                     Confirmed Cases

NCD                                        356

Western Province                204

West New Britain                   42

Eastern Highlands                 13

Central                                       7

Morobe                                     6

East Sepik                                 3

Enga                                           3

East New Britain                     2

Milne Bay                                 2

New Ireland                            2

West Sepik                              1

Southern Highlands              1

AROB                                       1

Hela Province                         1

Western Highlands               1

TOTAL                              645


Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 58,900,457, including 463,730 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

The death toll  remains at  1,393,305; of which 7,712 were 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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