33 new COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday June 19, has now increased the total number of confirmed cases to 17,013.
The 33 new cases were reported in four provinces. Eastern Highlands recorded the largest number with 12 cases followed by Southern Highlands with eight, Simbu with seven and East New Britain Province with six cases.
Of the 33 cases reported 20 are males and 13 females. Their ages range from 18 to 68 years. Twenty-three of the cases had symptoms when tested whilst nine had existing medical conditions and three had to be hospitalized.
To date a total of 130,467 tests have been conducted for COVID-19. As of June 19 a total of 17,013 people have been confirmed with COVID-19 with 173 known deaths. The country has a one per cent case fatality rate and a 96 per cent recovery rate to date. A total of 444 cases are considered active within the last 21-day period.
Of the 17,013 cases confirmed to date:
• Males make up 62.8 per cent or 10,687;
• Females make up 36.6 per cent or 6,231;
• 9,147 were symptomatic at the time of testing;
• 3,014 cases had existing medical conditions;
• 558 people were hospitalized.
• 35 were on ventilator;
• 3,552 cases had contact with previous COVID-19 cases; and
• 1,628 cases were health care workers.
All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases. The distribution of the cases are as follows: