COVID-19 cases rise to 23

Malawi has registered six new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours in Lilongwe.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 23. Three deaths have been registered so far.

Secretary for Health Dr. Dan Namarika made the announcement on Wednesday at a press briefing in Blantyre.

Dr. Namarika further said out of the six confirmed cases, five are from Kaliyeka area and one is from area 25 in Lilongwe.

Malawi recorded first COVID-19 cases on April 2, 2020. Three people have recovered from the virus as government is still following up on people.

Government has since put in place different measures to prevent the further spread of the pandemic including banning of social gatherings, closing down of schools and raising awareness on Covid-19 among others.

On Wednesday, ministry of health officials confirmed the death of one of the COVID-19 patients in Lilongwe.

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