Covid-19 deaths surpass 200

Malawi’s confirmed COVID-19 deaths have now exceeded 200 following four more new deaths in the past 24 hours. 

According to the Presidential Taskforce, Malawi has also registered 274 new cases.

Co-chairperson of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 Dr John Phuka said 38 of the new cases are imported infections while 236 are locally transmitted.

Dr Phuka has admitted that there is a surge in number of new cases on daily basis.

The co-chairperson added that the Taskforce is also observing the number of people dying due to coronavirus and an increase in admissions.

Additionally, government has reminded people in the country that the pathway for COVID-19 testing for everyone experiencing the symptoms is through the country`s district hospitals.

“All contacts of the confirmed cases will be tested whether symptomatic or not. The COVID-19 testing services are also available at Central Hospitals for in patients or outpatients that have been picked up as suspects,” said Dr Phuka.

The Taskforce has since advised the general public to take the COVID-19 preventive measures, like wearing face coverings, washing hands and practicing social distance.

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