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
Western Province 233
West New Britain 194
East New Britain 30
New Ireland 22
Eastern Highlands 13
Western Highlands 10
East Sepik 3
Milne Bay 2
West Sepik 7
Hela Province 1
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.
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