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April 18, 2021
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Five New COVID-19 Deaths Reported

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Papua New Guinea has reported five new COVID-19 deaths and 128 new COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday 16th March 2021, bringing the total to 2,479 cases and 31 deaths.

The new cases were reported from 10 provinces;

National Capital District53 cases
West Sepik Province11 cases
Eastern Highlands26 cases
Western Highlands17 cases
Madang Province2 cases
New Ireland9 cases
East Sepik Province1 case
Southern Highlands Province1 case

The lack of compliance with the New Normal or “Niupela Pasin” is a major challenge for Papua New Guinea as it continues to report a high rise of COVID-19 says Police Commissioner and Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response, David Manning.

The cumulative figures for the 19 provinces that have reported positive cases are now as follows:

National Capital District1159
Western Province324
West Sepik217
West New Britain197
Eastern Highlands Province103
Morobe Province100
Western Highlands Province54
East New Britain52
Autonomous Region of Bougainville48
Madang Province46
New Ireland Province32
Central Province26
East Sepik Province17
Jiwaka Province17
Simbu Province17
Milne Bay10
Hela Province13
Southern Highlands Province4

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