Despite government tightening up COVID-19 measures to contain further spread of COVID-19, each passing day the country is registering an increase in the number of new infections.
For instance, in the past 24 hours the country has registered 514 new COVID-19 cases with 79 new recoveries, bringing the total of actives cases in the country to 4,436.
This has been confirmed in a statement released by Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda wo is also Co-chair of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
According to the statement, the country has registered 8 fatalities bringing the total of death toll to 1264.
â€śCumulatively, Malawi has recorded 39,932 cases including 1,264 deaths (Case Fatality Rate is at 3.17%). Of these cases, 2,499 are imported infections and 37,433 are locally transmitted. Cumulatively, 34,000 cases have now recovered (recovery rate of 85.1%) and 232 were lost to follow-up.
â€śThis brings the total number of active cases to 4,436. In the past 24 hours, there were 55 new admissions in the treatment units while 23 cases were discharged,â€ť reads in part the statement.
Health reports show that most of the affected people are the ones who did not took the COVID-19 jab.
Meanwhile Minister of Health has urged Malawians to go and receive the jab once the vaccines arrive this coming Thursday.
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