Papua New Guinea has recorded 21 new COVID-19 cases on Friday June 11, increasing the country’s total cases to 16,682.
The cases were reported in 8 provinces with National Capital District reporting the highest of 7 cases followed by Simbu with four, Milne Bay three, Hela and East New Britain with two cases each and Madang, Central and Jiwaka with one case each.
Of the 21 cases reported, 13 are males and 8 females. Their ages range from 14 to 77 years. At the time of testing 12 were symptomatic whilst 5 had existing medical conditions. Two of the cases had to be hospitalized.
The country’s COVID-19 cases now stands at 16,682 with 165 known deaths. A total of 16,017 people have recovered from COVID-19. To date, 126,627 people have been 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 175,604,754 including 434,852 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 3,788,302 including 11,400 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
A total of 40,736 people in PNG have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. This includes 6,462 health workers and 33,362 essential workers. Prime Minister James Marape and the Police Commissioner and Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response David Manning were among those who have taken their second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.