PNG’s COVID-19 number of cases increases to 17,787

Wednesday 4 August 2021

Three provinces in Papua New Guinea  have reported seven new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Tuesday August 4,  bringing  the total number of cases to 17,780.

They  are  Central with two cases, Morobe, four and Enga with 1 case .

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning,  confirmed,   there were  two males and five females in the  recent  count,  of whom, five were symptomatic while one was hospitalised.

He added, PNG has so far  carried out 148,651 COVID-19 tests, of these.  17,787 have been confirmed COVID-19 cases, while  17,447 people have  recovered .

Meanwhile, 405 samples  are pending laboratory tests.

Globally, a total of 200,217,657 COVID-19 cases have been recorded with 4,258,218 known COVID-19 deaths.

(PNG COVID-19 statistics as of Wednesday 4th August 2021.)
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