Another six people in Papua New Guinea have died in the Covid-19 outbreak, raising the death toll to 67.

The youngest to die yesterday was 28 years old.

The number of recorded Covid-19 infections passed 7,000 over Easter, more than doubling in the past two weeks.

The Office of the Controller says in Western Province alone, another 108 new cases were detected in the 24 hours to yesterday.

In the Port Moresby area, which accounts for nearly half of the country’s known infections, 61 new cases were recorded, with ages raging from five to 79.

20 of the country’s 22 provinces have cases.

A drive to vaccinate began last week.


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