Papua New Guinea has recorded 11 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Wednesday April 14, increasing the total number of deaths to 82.
While the 11 deaths are newly reported to the National Control Centre, the dates of the deaths range from March 19 to April, 2021.
These deaths were recorded in three provinces, the NCD, Eastern Highlands and West New Britain Province. The National Capital District recorded four deaths of which all were males at the ages of 24, 53, 64 and 66 years. Eastern Highlands Province recorded six deaths of which all are males aged 40, 55, 56, 58, 60 and 65 years. West New Britain reported a single death of a 39-year-old female.
To date, NCD has recorded a total of 56 deaths, Eastern Highlands six, Jiwaka four whilst Morobe, West New Britain and West Sepik have reported three deaths each. New Ireland, Western Highlands and Western province recorded two deaths each whilst Enga recorded a single death.
Also in the last 24 hours, a total of 204 new COVID-19 cases were reported from 24 districts in 13 provinces, bringing the national total to 9,188.
Central province reported four new cases, East New Britain 25 cases, Eastern Highlands 64 cases, Jiwaka four cases whilst both Madang and Manus reported seven cases each. Milne Bay reported 34 cases, Morobe and Western Highlands a single case each, NCD 40 cases, Southern Highlands two cases, West New Britain four cases and Western Province with 11 new cases.
Of the 204 new cases reported, 119 are males, 79 females and six not stated. Their ages range from four years to 76. At the time of testing 105 cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 whilst 98 were asymptomatic.
Twenty-two provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.
Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 136,291,755 including 567,849 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 2,941,128 of which 9,521 were reported in the last 24 hours.