PNG authorities look at pregnant guidelines as Covid cases top 400

1:58 pm on 25 August 2020

Papua New Guinea health authorities are developing guidelines on how to manage cases of Covid-19 in pregnant women following the confirmation of an infected 25 year-old expectant mother over the weekend.

The country currently has 401 with no new cases reported over the past 24 hours, however, there were still over 1,500 samples at the laboratories waiting to be processed.

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Photo: PNG Department of Health

The pregnant woman was one of three cases confirmed on Sunday.

The majority of cases remain in the National Capital District.

Eight people are currently in isolation at the Rita Flynn facility in the capital while there are six more patients at the Port Moresby General Hospital, one of them a severe case.

The government said at this stage, Covid-19 testing rates remained very low and provinces were being urged to improve on this front.