Seven new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in PNG increasing total to 945

Sunday 14 February 2021

There were  seven new confirmed  cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for Papua New Guinea,   increasing  its total  number  to 945.

The latest cases were reported in West Sepik province. Of the newly confirmed cases,  there are hree males and four females, with  ages ranging  from 25 to 44 years old.

Controller of the National Pandemic, David Manning, said  the  seven  positive cases were health care workers who were  detected in Vanimo through contact tracing.

Meanwhile, the country’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 945 with 10 known deaths.

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

Provinces                                  Confirmed Cases

NCD                                                     374

Western Province                                  233

West New Britain                                   194

East New Britain                                   30

Madang                                                28

New Ireland                                          22

Eastern Highlands                                 13

Central                                                 11

Western Highlands                                10

Morobe                                                 9

East Sepik                                            3

Enga                                                    3

Milne Bay                                             2

West Sepik                                           7

AROB                                                   1

Hela Province                                       1

SHP                                                        1

TOTAL                                               945


Mr Manning added  that the total confirmed cases of COVID-19, globally, has reached 107,838,255 including 410,876 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

The death toll is 2,373,398 of which 12,958 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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