PNG COVID-19 cases spike


March 08, 2021 - 731 views

Papua New Guinea reported 87 new cases covid-19 on Sunday, increasing the country’s total cases to 1,670.

The latest cases were reported in NCD, West Sepik, Morobe, Eastern Highlands provinces.

The office of the National Pandemic Response said, in NCD 21 of the latest cases are males whilst 25 are females, all between the ages of seven to 68 years.

Twenty-nine cases showed symptoms of COVID-19 whilst 17 were asymptomatic at the time of testing.

West Sepik reported 12 new cases of which one is a male and 11 females.

Eleven cases showed symptoms of COVID-19 whilst one was asymptomatic at the time of testing.

Nine out of the 12 cases came into contact with previous known cases. Morobe reported 20 new cases of which eight are males and 12 females between the ages of 20 to 57 years.

Seventeen out of the 20 cases have come into contact with previous known cases.

Nine cases were reported in the Eastern Highlands of which five are males and four females between the ages of 29 to 65 years.

Seven cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

The country’s COVID-19 cases as a result stands at 1,670 with 16 known deaths.

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Mike, 8 months ago
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