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PNG suffers third COVID-19 death

PNG suffers third COVID-19 death

By Semi Turaga
Friday 07/08/2020
Photo: PNG Department of Health

One more person has died from COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea, bringing the total to three.

Authorities said the latest victim is a 62-year-old man who went to Port Moresby General Hospital with symptoms on Wednesday.

Radio NZ reports ten more cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Papua New Guinea yesterday, bringing the national total to 163.

Most of the cases relate to a cluster at Port Moresby's main hospital, but the virus has now been confirmed in seven of the country's 22 provinces.

The COVID-19 Response Controller, David Manning, said nearly 11,000 people have been tested for Covid-19 but the process would be ramped up in the coming days.

[Source: Radio NZ]

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