In the past 24 hours, Malawi has registered 11 new COVID-19 cases, nine new recoveries, and no new deaths.

Of the new cases, five are truck drivers identified at Mwanza border.

Blantyre and Ntcheu have registered two cases each, Mangochi one case and Mzimba South District has reported the first case that is still being investigated to determine the source of infection.

Cumulatively, Malawi has recorded 369 confirmed cases including 4 deaths Of the 369 confirmed cases, 305 are imported infections and 56 are locally transmitted while 8 are still under investigation.

Fifty-one of the total cases have now recovered bringing the total number

of active cases to 314. Active tracing and monitoring of contacts of confirmed COVID-19 casesare ongoing, currently, a total of 703 contacts of COVID-19 cases have been traced out of which 472 have been tested.

The country has so far conducted 5746 COVID-19 tests from 14 laboratories with the capacity to test COVID-19 based on PCR.

Testing of COVID-19 is being expanded to other district hospitals using geneXpert machines, so far six hospitals are ready to start testing using this technic – Mwanza, Neno, Dedza, Mchinji, Chitipa and Karonga District Hospitals.

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