A cumulative total of 55 new COVID-19 cases have just been confirmed! The cases reported are 15 in NCD, 3 in WHP, 2 in East Sepik & 1 in Central for Monday’s 21 confirmed cases.
Another 34 new cases today have 23 in Western, 10 in NCD, and 1 in New Ireland.
In NCD, 15 cases were reported on Monday of which nine were males and six were females between the ages of nine to 68 years old. Eleven of the 15 cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 whilst four were asymptomatic at the time of testing.
Three cases were reported in Western Highlands of which all three cases were males between the ages of 21 and 38 years. All these cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.
Two cases in East Sepik province were a 56-year-old male and a 26-year-old female who were reported positive. In the Central province, a 41-year-old male is the latest to be reported positive. He was not showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing but swab samples returned otherwise.
For today Tuesday 23 February, 34 new COVID-19 cases reported increasing our cumulative PNG total to 1,111
The latest cases were reported in the Western Province, New Ireland and in the National Capital District. In NCD, 10 cases were reported of which five are males, four females and one unknown. The youngest of the 10 cases was 15 and the oldest was 66 years old.
Five cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 whilst five were asymptomatic at the time of testing. Two out of the ten cases came into contact with a previous positive case.
Western Province reported 23 positive cases of which 20 are males and three females. The youngest of the 23 positive cases is 19 and the oldest is 61. Of the 23 cases, two showed symptoms of COVID-19 whilst 21 were asymptomatic.
All 23 cases are from the North Fly area. In the New Ireland province a 57-year-old female is the latest to be confirmed positive. She was experiencing a cough, headache and running nose at the time of testing.
The country’s COVID-19 case as a result stands at 1,111 with 10 known deaths. Seventeen provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.
The distribution of the cases is as follows:
Provinces Confirmed Cases
Western Province 303
West New Britain 194
West Sepik 39
East New Britain 35
New Ireland 23
Eastern Highlands 13
Western Highlands 13
East Sepik 5
Milne Bay 2
Hela Province 1
Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 111,102,016 including 338,118 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 2,462,911 of which 7,580 were reported in the last 24 hours.