THIRTEEN more people died of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) on Tuesday, taking the national total to 325, according to the National Control Centre (NCC).
Deputy National Pandemic Response Controller Dr Esrom Daoni said the deaths were reported in Western Highlands (seven), National Capital District (two) and Jiwaka (four). Of the 325 who died, 101 were in Port Moresby, 50 in Eastern Highlands and 33 in Western Highlands.
There were also 413 new cases reported in NCD, Morobe, East New Britain, Western Highlands, New Ireland, Bougainville, Enga, Central, Simbu, East Sepik, Southern Highlands, Jiwaka and Gulf.
NCD reported 163 new cases, Morobe 101 and Enga with 30, Dr Daoni said.
He said Eastern Highlands, Western Highlands and Enga had implemented their own lockdown measures.
The Covid-19 Delta variant cases remains at 191 including 73 in NCD and 56 in West Sepik.
“I want to stress that people must follow the Niupla Pasin and continue to practice measures set in place by the Controller,” he said.
“This is not the time to be complacent.
“You can see that our hospital morgues are filling up.
“So get vaccinated.”
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