Two new COVID-19 cases reported in country

Tuesday 21 December 2021

Two new cases of Coronavirus were reported in the country  on Friday 17 December 2021, which increased the total  confirmed infections to 36, 006.

One case each  was  recorded  in Gulf in a 25 year old male , and a 36 year old female in West Sepik..

A COVID-19 updates from the National Control Centre has highlighted  the number of recovered cases which  stands at 35,275, while the  death toll  remains at  589 , with Delta cases  at  627.

A summary of the provincial  figures of  COVID-19 cases is as follows:

  • NCD – 9322  cases, 9193 recoveries, 102 deaths, 196 delta cases;
  • Western – 3610 cases, 3577 recoveries, 33 deaths, 43 delta cases;
  • Western Highlands –  2722 cases, 2635 recoveries, 79 deaths, four delta cases;
  • Morobe – 2491 cases, 2442 recoveries, 47 deaths, 79 delta cases;
  • East New Britain – 2194 cases, 2135 recoveries, 27 deaths,  28 delta cases;
  • Eastern Highlands –  2156 cases, 2065 recoveries, 90 deaths, 22 delta cases;
  • Madang  – 1267 cases, 1233 recoveries, 29 deaths, four delta cases;
  • West New Britain – 1227 cases, 1221 recoveries, six deaths, 32 delta cases;
  • Milne Bay – 1212 cases, 1201 recoveries, five deaths, three delta cases;
  • Chimbu – 1058 cases, 1047 recoveries, 11 deaths,14 delta cases;
  • Enga  – 1048 cases, 1039 recoveries, seven deaths, four delta cases;
  • Southern Highlands – 1039 cases, 982 recoveries, 53 deaths,  28 delta cases;
  • Autonomous Region of Bougainville – 912 cases, 865 recoveries, 17 deaths, 15 delta cases;
  • Central  – 822 cases, 815 recoveries, two deaths, seven delta cases;
  • New Ireland – 801 cases, 779 recoveries,  11 deaths, 11 delta cases;
  • West Sepik  -775 cases, 761 recoveries, 13 deaths, 67 delta cases;
  • Hela – 761 cases 747 recoveries,  six deaths 31 delta cases;
  • East Sepik-  688 cases, 680 recoveries, eight deaths, 16 delta cases;
  • Manus – 638 cases, 627 recoveries, 11 deaths, 11 delta cases;
  • Gulf- 476 cases, 476 recoveries, 10 delta cases;
  • Jiwaka – 421 cases, 392 recoveries, 29 deaths, two delta cases;
  • Northern  – 366 cases 363 recoveries, three deaths.

In the same  period, a total  of  381, 402  vaccine doses have been administered, with 285,224 receiving at least one dose, while 221, 613 persons have been fully dosed.

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