Coronavirus: Recoveries surpass active cases

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By Florence Mwale

 Malawi’s Covid-19 recovery rate has surpassed the 50 percent mark as they have for the first time exceeded the number of active cases.

This development is confirmed in the latest update by the Presidential taskforce on Covid-19.

According to a statement signed by taskforce co-chairperson John Phuka, the number of active cases currently stands at 2,098 with the recoveries at 2,430.

In addition to making progress in the recoveries, Malawi last night registered its lowest number new cases for several months.

Only 16 new cases were registered and no new death.

Cumulatively, Malawi has recorded 4,674 cases including 146 deaths.

Of these cases, 1,031 are imported infections and 3,643 have been locally transmitted.

Phuka adds that the progress that has been made in the recoveries is encouraging as it gives hope in the fight against the pandemic.

Those that have recovered are encouraged to continue following preventative measures as there is no scientific evidence proving that recovered patients become immune to the virus.

Phuka further appeals to the public to wear facemasks as Malawi observes World Mask Week which ends on Friday.




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