Malawi covid-19 deaths surpass 100

By Sarah Mlozoa

The presidential taskforce on Covid-19 has urged Malawians to seriously consider re-strategizing on day to day decisions that can help to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Dr. John Phuka, co-chairperson of the taskforce made the call as the country has passed a 100 mark of deaths due to the pandemic.

He further asked everyone to treat each and every one as a potential carrier of the virus and strictly adhere to all the preventive measures, as the pandemic continue to cause havoc in the country.

In the past 24 hours, Malawi has registered 45 new Covid-19 cases, 22 new recoveries, and four new deaths. Two of the new deaths occurred in Lilongwe and one each in Mzimba South and Karonga.

All 45 new cases are locally transmitted infections.

Five are health care workers from Blantyre, Nkhata Bay, and Salima, 12 from Lilongwe, five from Blantyre, eight from Neno, six each from Mzimba North and Salima, two from Nkhata Bay and one from Rumphi.

Cumulatively, Malawi has recorded 3,709 cases including 103 deaths. Of these cases, 946 are imported infections and 2,763 are locally transmitted. Currently, 1,667 cases have now recovered bringing the total number of active cases to 1,939.

The country has so far conducted 27,390 Covid-19 tests in 39 Covid-19 testing sites.

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