Papua New Guinea’s latest Covid-19 case has been reported in Lihir, New Ireland Province increasing the country’s total cases to 844.
A 52 year old male, mining supervisor is the latest to be confirmed positive. The mining supervisor was experiencing fever and muscle aches at the time of testing.
He is currently in isolation and that contact tracing has commenced. The country’s COVID-19 cases as a result now stands at 844 with nine known deaths. A total of 40,697 people have tested for COVID-19. Eight hundred people have recovered whilst ten samples are pending at the laboratories.
Thirty-five active cases are in isolation. Sixteen provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.
The distribution of the cases is as follows:
Western Province 214
West New Britain 162
East New Britain 30
New Ireland 19
Eastern Highlands 13
Western Highlands 10
East Sepik 3
Milne Bay 2
West Sepik 2
Southern Highlands 1
Hela Province 1
Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 94,124,612 including 312,202 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 2,034,527; of which 8,316 were reported in the last 24 hours.
The Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response and Police Commissioner David Manning today issued 12 new pandemic measures. The new measures are effective today until further notice.