21 new COVID-19 cases reported on Monday February 22 – PNG total at 1,077

PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response
Joint Agency Task Force
Media Statement
Monday 22nd February 2021

Papua New Guinea reported 21 new cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Monday February 22, increasing the country’s total cases to 1,077.

The latest cases were reported in Western Highlands, East Sepik, Central and in the National Capital District.

In the NCD, 15 cases were reported of which nine were males and six were females between the ages of nine to 68 years old. Eleven of the 15 cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 whilst four were asymptomatic at the time of testing.

Three cases were reported in the Western Highlands. All three cases were males between the ages of 21 and 38 years. All these cases were showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

Two cases were reported in the East Sepik province whilst a single case was reported in the Central province.

A 56-year-old male and a 26-year-old female have been reported positive in the East Sepik province. In the Central province, a 41-year-old male is the latest to be reported positive. He was not showing symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of testing but swab samples returned otherwise.

The country’s COVID-19 case as a result stands at 1,077 with 10 known deaths. Seventeen provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases. The distribution of the cases is as follows:

Provinces Confirmed Cases
NCD 412
Western Province 280
West New Britain 194
West Sepik 39
Madang 35
East New Britain 35
New Ireland 22
Eastern Highlands 13
Western Highlands 13
Central 12
Morobe 9
East Sepik 5
Enga 3
Milne Bay 2
Hela Province 1
TOTAL 1,077

Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 110,749,023 including 359,488 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 2,455,131 of which 9,075 were reported in the last 24 hours.
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