PNG records six new COVID-19 cases


Papua New Guinea has recorded six new COVID-19 cases Friday increasing the total number of cases to 17,340.

The cases were reported in four provinces: National Capital District(NCD) reported three cases whilst Jiwaka, Madang and Morobe reported a single case each.

Of the six cases reported, four are males whilst two are females. Their ages range from 18 to 55 years.
Five out of the six cases were experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

The country’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 17,340 with 179 known deaths. Total cumulative recoveries stand at 16,975.

To date, a total of 136,187 people have tested for COVID-19.

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