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Three new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases have been reported Thursday bringing Papua New Guinea’s total confirmed cases to 507.
The latest confirmed cases of COVID-19 comes as Controller of the National Pandemic Response,David Manning calls for more testing to be done throughout the country.
The new cases all come from the National Capital District bringing the total confirmed cases in the nation’s capital alone to be 296.
This is followed by Western province with 185 confirmed cases.
Manning has reiterated his call for more testing to be done throughout the country and for provinces to submit samples for testing.
To date, cases have been reported from 13 provinces in the country: NCD (296); Western Province (185); Central (7); Morobe (5); East Sepik (3); East New Britain (2); West New Britain (2); Milne Bay (2); and one case each from Southern Highlands, Eastern Highlands, West Sepik, New Ireland and Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
At this stage, a total of 17,276 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the country. Of this figure, 507 have tested positive. The death toll remains at 5; active cases at 261 and recoveries at 232. So far, the majority of the cases are mild and moderate.
SOURCE: PNG GOVT/PACNEWS
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