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Papua New Guinea recorded five new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours ending 12 midday on Saturday April 17, increasing the total number of deaths to 89.
The deaths were reported in East Sepik and in the National Capital District. East Sepik reported two deaths, both males, 53 and 49.
NCD reported three deaths of which two are males, 67 and 47, and the third, a female 68.
To date, NCD has recorded 60 deaths, Eastern Highlands six, Jiwaka five, Morobe, West New Britain and West Sepik three each, New Ireland, Western Highlands, East Sepik and Western province two each and Enga recorded a single death.
In the last 24 hours, 223 new cases have been reported in 12 provinces, including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, increasing the country’s total COVID-19 cases to 9,738.
Globally, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 138,688,383 including 804,807 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The global death toll is 2,978,935.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in PNG is 9,738 with 89 known deaths, 22 provinces including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have reported cases.