Coronavirus- Malawi registers more recoveries

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By Grace Donga

Authorities are confirming 18 new coronavirus recoveries meaning a total of 1,153 people have now recovered from the virus since Malawi recorded its first cases.

The development in the past 24 hours is recorded in a daily Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 update signed by co-chairperson, John Phuka.

In the statement Phuka highlights that four other people have died over the same period, bringing the death toll due to the pandemic to 62.

It further reveals that Malawi has also registered 85 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall number of confirmed cases to 2,992.

Of these, 866 cases are imported infections while 2,041 are locally transmitted.

Phuka’s statement explains that the country’s Covid-19 data shows that 85 percent of the cases have mild or no symptoms at all and, where practical, they are advised to self-isolate at home.

Meanwhile, Phuka is advising all Covid-19 patients who are self-isolating at home to separate themselves from others and ensure that their rooms are well-ventilated.

Phuka further appeals to those isolating at home to maintain a minimum one metre distance, avoid sharing items and same spaces with others, and to ensure regular cleaning of surfaces.



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