PNG COVID-19 death toll rises, new cases recorded

 Papua New Guinea has recorded seven new COVID-19 deaths and 56 new cases in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Wednesday 14 July, increasing the total number of deaths to 186 and cases to 17,425.


The deaths were reported in two provinces. Madang reported six COVID-19 deaths whilst Western Highlands reported a single death. Of the seven reported deaths, three were males whilst four were females, all between the ages of 15 to 80 years.

Also in the last 24 hours ending 14th July, 56 new cases were reported. West Sepik province reported the highest of 44 cases. East New Britain and Western Highlands reported three cases each whilst National Capital District, Madang and Gulf reported two cases each.

Of the 56 reported cases, 37 were males and 19 were females. Their ages range from 17 to 74 years. Seventeen out of the 56 cases were experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

The country’s COVID-19 cases now stands at 17,425 with 186 known deaths. The total cumulative recoveries stands at 17,095. To date, a total of 141,471 people have tested for COVID-19.

All 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 188,584,888. The death toll stands at 4,065,358.

(PNG COVID-19 statistics as of Wednesday 14th July 2021.)


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