Coronavirus: Malawi registers 19 new cases

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By Grace Donga

Malawi has registered 19 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours with no recoveries and new deaths.

This is according to the latest report from the presidential taskforce on the pandemic signed by Co-Chairperson, John Phuka.

Phuka explains that of the new cases, 8 are from Lilongwe, of which 7 were in contact with a confirmed case and one has travel history outside the country.

One is from Rumphi who also came in contact with a confirmed case while ten were identified during a screening exercise being conducted at Mwanza border.

Cumulatively, Malawi has recorded 749 cases including 11 deaths and 258 recoveries, which means the country has 480 active cases.

Phuka adds that the country has so far conducted 10,880 tests in 34 coronavirus testing sites.

The taskforce therefore encourages the public to continue following coronavirus measures in a bid to control the spread of the virus.

Over the weekend, Malawi recorded its biggest leap yet in Covid-19 recoveries with 167 declared fully healed from the deadly virus raising the number of recoveries to 258.

Despite the positive stride, however, the country also reported three new deaths of 50-, 26- and 45-year-old males in Mzuzu, Karonga and Blantyre bringing the total number of deaths to 11.

Some 110 new Covid-19 cases were also been registered.





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