As the country is experiencing a surge in the Coronavirus cases, at least 25 people have died in the last 24 hours, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.

The deaths are from Lilongwe, Blantyre, Salima, Mchinji, Mzimba, Dedza, Zomba, Ntchisi, Chiradzulo, Machinga, Mangochi and Nkhotakota.

“25 new deaths were registered in the past 24 hours; six from Lilongwe (three occurred on 14th July, two on 10th July and one on 12th July), four from Blantyre, two each from Salima, Mchinji, Mzimba South, Dedza, and Ntchisi, and one each from Chiradzulu, Machinga, Mangochi, Nkhotakota and Zomba Districts,” reads part of the statement.

Adding to that 785 new positive cases were also recorded with 444 new recoveries.

Cumulatively, Malawi has recorded 41,498 cases including 1,301 deaths (Case Fatality Rate is at 3.14%). Of these cases, 2,510 are imported infections and 38,988 are locally transmitted.

Cumulatively, 34,583 cases have now recovered (recovery rate of 83.3%) and 232 were lost to follow-up.

Currently, active cases are 5,382.

Malawi has currently been hit by the third wave of the global pandemic joining other African countries.

The Ministry of Health is therefore appealing to the general public to continue following and adhering to Covid-19 guidelines as ways containing the spread of the virus.

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