Incident Manager of the Department of Health, Dr Melinda Susapu, said this in her recent COVID-19 update.
Dr Susapu said the death was reported in the National Capital District.
Also, 257 new cases were reported in three provinces and the NCD in the last 48 hours.
Western Province reported 219 news cases, NCD reported sixteen and East Sepik and Southern Highlands reported eleven new cases each.
The total number of reported cases stands at 6,857.
Dr Susapu said: “This is from the 67,741 tests conducted in the last year.”