Papua New Guinea has recorded 221 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday May 20, and Friday May 21 respectively, increasing the total number of cases to 15,133.
130 new cases were reported on Thursday while another 91 new cases on Friday with 154 known deaths. A total of 14,108 recoveries have been recorded.
On Thursday, The cases were reported in 13 provinces in which New Ireland reported the highest of 27 cases. Southern Highlands reported 18 cases, Western Highlands and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville 16 cases each, Manus 15, National Capital District 11, East New Britain 10, Morobe eight, Madang four cases, Eastern Highlands two and Enga, Jiwaka and Hela a single case each.
Of the 130 cases recorded, 70 were males and 60 were females. Their ages range between six to 73 years. At the time of testing, 89 cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19.
While on Friday, 91 cases were reported in six provinces in which East New Britain reported the highest of 57 cases. West New Britain reported 17 new cases, Madang nine cases, National Capital District four whilst Morobe and Jiwaka reported two cases each.
Of the 91 cases recorded, 58 were males and 33 were females. Their ages range between four to 69 years. At the time of testing, 75 cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19.
The country’s COVID-19 cases now stands at 15,133. All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.
Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 165,839,381 including 651,684 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is at 3,444,420 including 13,032 new deaths in the last 24 hours.