Seven new COVID-19 deaths, 56 cases recorded – total at 17,425

Papua New Guinea has recorded seven new COVID-19 deaths and 56 new cases in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Wednesday 14 July, increasing the death toll to 186 and cases to 17,425.

The deaths were reported in two provinces, with Madang  recording  six COVID-19 deaths, whilst Western Highlands reported a single death.

Of the seven reported deaths, three were males whilst four  females, all between the ages of 15 and  80 years.

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning, confirmed, in last 24 hours ending 14 July, 56 new cases.

They were reported  in  West Sepik province with  the highest of 44 cases. East New Britain and Western Highlands three cases each whilst National Capital District, Madang and Gulf reported two cases each.

Of the 56 reported cases, 37 were males and 19 females with their  ranging  from 17 to 74 years.

 Mr Manning said 17 of  the 56 cases were experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

The country’s COVID-19 cases now stand  at 17,425 with 186 known deaths, whilst 17,095 people have recovered from the virus.

 To date, a total of 141,471 people have tested for COVID-19.

All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 188,584,888, while the death toll stands at 4,065,358.

(Refer to PNG COVID-19 statistics as of Wednesday 14th July 2021.)

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