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More COVID-19 cases reported - PNG total at 1,056
00:59 am GMT+12, 23/02/2021, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea reported eight new cases of COVID-19, 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.
 
Papua New Guinea reported 59 new COVID-19 cases on Friday increasing the country’s total cases to 1,029.
 
The cases were reported in Western Province, West Sepik and in the National Capital District.
 
Of the 47 total cases reported in Western Province, 37 are male, nine female and one unknown. The youngest of the 47 cases was 11-year-old whilst the oldest was 53.
 
Forty-three of the 47 cases showed symptoms of COVID-19 virus whilst four did not show symptoms at the time of testing. They were all detected by the Ok Tedi Mine through testing at the entry point into Tabubil.
 
In West Sepik, nine cases were reported of which seven are male and two females, ages ranging from 18 to 65 years. Eight out of the nine cases did not show symptoms of COVID-19 virus at the time of testing. At the time of testing one case was showing symptoms of COVID-19. All nine cases are from the Vanimo Green electorate.

In the NCD, three cases were reported. All cases are male, ages ranging from 47 to 61 years. Two out of the three cases showed symptoms of COVID-19 virus whilst one did not at the time of testing.
 
All three cases returned from a recent trip to Madang, Morobe and New Ireland provinces.
 
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.

SOURCE: PNG GOVT/PACNEWS


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