Authorities trace contacts as cases rise

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Health authorities are tracing people who have been in contact with the two coronavirus patients in Mzuzu.

Over the weekend, Mzuzu registered two confirmed coronavirus cases, women aged 35 and 20.

The 35-year-old woman tested positive after being in contact with a person who tested positive in Lilongwe’s Kaliyeka location, two weeks ago.

The Lilongwe patient who travelled from Tanzania, died two days after testing positive for the virus and his family is in self-quarantine.

On Sunday, Health minister Jappie Mhango announced the third patient who was in contact with the first patient recorded in Mzuzu, weeks ago.

Mhango said the third patient does not have a history of travel outside Malawi and her contacts will be isolated, followed up and tested for the virus.

Currently, the country has 27 active cases, 9 have successfully recovered and 3 have died.

Worldwide positive cases are over 3 million, 1.1 million recoveries and almost 250,000 deaths.


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