PNG’s total Covid-19 cases reach 900

Monday 8 February 2021

Papua New Guinea reported five new cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours increasing the country’s total cases to 900.

The latest cases were reported in the Western province. Three male and two female ages ranging from 28 to 34 years are the latest to be confirmed positive.

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning said  the  five  cases from the North Fly area did not show symptoms of COVID-19 virus at  the time of testing but  their swab samples returned  positive.

“Two of the five cases came into contact with a previous case whilst three were detected through mass testing.”

The country’s COVID-19 cases as a result stands at 900 with nine known deaths.

Seventeen provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases. The distribution of the cases is as follows:

Provinces                        Confirmed Cases

NCD                                           371

Western Province                        226

West New Britain                          194

East New Britain                           30

New Ireland                                     22

Eastern Highlands                           13

Western Highlands                          10

Central                                             11

Morobe                                             9

East Sepik                                        3

Enga                                                 3

Milne Bay                                          2

West Sepik                                        2

Southern Highlands                          1

AROB                                               1

Hela Province                                   1

Madang                                            1

TOTAL                                          900

“Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 105,394,301 including 432,332 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.”

The death toll is 2,302,302 of which 11,751 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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