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Papua New Guinea has recorded 181 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, increasing the country’s total to 7,038.
Western Province reported 135 new cases of which 111 are males, 22 females and two not stated. Their ages range from 24 years to 59. All 135 cases were asymptomatic at the time of testing.
The National Capital District reported 22 new cases of which 18 are males, three females and one not stated. Their ages range from 25 to 58 years. Four cases showed symptoms of COVID-19 whilst 18 were asymptomatic at the time of testing.
Central province reported 24 new cases of which 21 are males and three females with ages ranging from 24 to 52 years. Four cases showed symptoms of COVID-19 whilst 20 were asymptomatic at the time of testing.
To date the National Capital District has recorded 49 COVID-19 deaths whilst West Sepik recorded three deaths. West New Britain, Western Highlands and Western Provinces recorded two deaths each, whilst Enga province, Jiwaka and Morobe recorded a death each bringing the total number of deaths to 61.
The country’s COVID-19 cases now stand at 7,038 including 61 known deaths. Twenty provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.
SOURCE: PNG GOVT/PACNEWS
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