31 New Corona Virus Cases in PNG

Dec 18, 2020 | News

Papua New Guinea has recorded 31 new Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Wednesday 16 December 2020, bringing the country’s total to 760.  The cases were reported in four different provinces: West New Britain, 20; East New Britain, 8; New Ireland, 2; and Western Highlands with one.  The youngest of the 31 tested positive is a 13 year old male student from WNB whilst the oldest is a 69 year old male from East New Britain. Five of the eight positive cases reported in East New Britain travelled from the West New Britain.  Of the 31 positive cases, 18 showed no signs of the virus at the time of testing whilst the remaining 13 were experiencing fever, headache, muscle ache, shortness of breath, cough, chills and abdominal pains.  The country’s total positive cases stands at 760 and 8 deaths. 16 provinces including AROB have reported cases. The distribution of the cases is as follows:

Provinces Cases
NCD 361
Western Province 204
West New Britain 123
Eastern Highlands 13
East new Britain 13
Western Highlands 10
Central 9
New Ireland 8
Morobe 6
East Sepik 3
Enga 3
Milne Bay 2
West Sepik 2
Southern H/lands 1
Hela Province 1