Three new COVID-19 cases confirmed- total cases at 17,467

Friday 16 July 2021

Papua New Guinea has recorded three new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Friday 16 July, increasing the total number of cases to 17,467.

The cases were reported in three provinces. West Sepik, East Sepik and Hela reported a single case each.

Of the three reported cases, two were males and a females, with  ages  between  25 to 58 years.

Controller of the National Pandemic Response, David Manning said  one  among the three cases  was experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

“The country’s COVID-19 cases now stands at 17,467 with 187 known deaths. The total cumulative recoveries stand at 17,146. To date, a total of 143,305 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 189,625,953 including 485,767 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 4,081,061 including 6,942 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

(Refer to PNG COVID-19 statistics as of Friday 16th July 2021.)

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