Malawi Covid-19 positivity rate drops

Malawi`s Covid-19 cumulative positivity rate is still declining as the country continues registering a drop in the number of new confirmed Coronavirus cases.

According to co-chairperson of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, the 8.1% positivity rate in the past 24 hours represents a significant drop as compared to January this year which was over 30%.

“We had conducted 2071 tests over the last 24 hours, of those 164 have registered Covid-19 positive that means our cumulative positivity rate now has dropped to 8.1%.

“You remember that in January it went over to 30% but now it is dropping, it is at 8.1%,” said Chiponda

Chiponda, who was yesterday updating the nation on Covid-19 situation for the past 24 hours, has however appealed to people not relax adhering to the set Covid-19 preventive measures as the battle against the pandemic is not yet over.

“It means some of the things which we have been doing they are working for us, this is not the time to let our guard down no, this is the time we intensify the measures as well so that we reach a stage where we should not announce of a death of any Malawian due to Covid-19.

“There is need for all of us to hold hands together to continue admiring to the measures we have put in place,” appealed the co-chairperson.

Over 1024 Malawians have succumbed to Covid-19 ever since the pandemic hit the country last year.

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