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PNG Reports Eight New COVID-19 cases : PNG Total at 1,56

Papua New Guinea reported eight new cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Sunday 21st February 2021 increasing the country’s total cases to 1,056.

The latest cases were reported in East New Britain, Madang and in the National Capital District.

In NCD, six cases were reported whilst a case each were reported in East New Britain and Madang.

Three male and three females, ages ranging from an infant of five months old to 38 years old have tested positive. Four of the six cases showed symptoms of COVID-19 virus whilst two cases were asymptomatic at the time of testing.

In East New Britain, a 43-year-old female from Rabaul is the latest to be confirmed positive. She was showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

A 25-year-old male is the latest to be confirmed positive in Madang. He was experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

The country's COVID-19 cases as a result stands at 1,056 with 10 known deaths.

A total of 47,490 people have tested for Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Eight hundred and forty-six people have recovered whilst 380 samples are pending at the laboratories. Two hundred active cases are in isolation

Seventeen provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases. The distribution of the cases is as follows:

Provinces                         Confirmed Cases

NCD                                   397

Western Province               280

West New Britain                194

West Sepik                          39

Madang                               35

East New Britain                  35

New Ireland                         22

Eastern Highlands              13

Central                                11

Western Highlands              10

Morobe                                 9

East Sepik                            3

Enga                                     3

Milne Bay                              2

AROB                                   1

Hela Province                       1

SHP                                      1

TOTAL                                  1,056

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 110,609,979 including 225,201 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 2,452,510 of which 6,502 were reported in the last 24 hours....read more health news on >> PNG Health News site 

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