Malawi Covid-19 cases rise to 443

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Confirmed domestic Covid-19 cases have risen by five in the past 24 hours bringing the latest total of cumulative occurrences to 443.

The new cases include two returning residents – one from Lilongwe’s Area 2 and the other from Mpingwe in Blantyre – who both arrived from Pakistan on 7 May.

The third case involves a Nsanje resident who arrived in the country from South Africa on 26 May, while the fourth one is contact of a confirmed case in Blantyre’s Naperi township

According to a statement issued by the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19, the fifth case is from Dedza who has a travel history to South Africa.

Out of the 443 cumulative cases, Malawi has so far recorded four deaths and 55 recoveries leaving active cases standing at 384.

Since the outbreak two months ago, the country has so far conducted 6,546 Covid-19 tests in its 20 laboratories.

Chairperson of the taskforce, John Phuka, has since warned that local Covid-19 cases could increase depending on how many people infected persons come into contact with.

 

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