PNG records three new COVID-19 cases – total cases at 17,467

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Papua New Guinea has recorded three new COVID-19 cases on Friday 16 July, increasing the total number of cases to 17,467.

The cases were reported in three provinces. West Sepik, East Sepik and Hela reported a single case each.
Of the three reported cases, two were males and a female. Their ages range from 25 to 58 years. One out of the three cases one was experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

The country’s COVID-19 cases now stands at 17,467 with 187 known deaths. The total cumulative recoveries stands at 17,146. To date, a total of 143,305 people have tested for COVID-19.

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

SOURCE: PNG GOVT/PACNEWS