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A lot of people with diabetes are dying from COVID-19

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Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says there is a significant rise in people with hypertension and diabetes dying from Covid-19.

Dr. Chilufya has since appealed to known hypertensive and diabetic patients to ensure they take their medication as prescribed by medical personnel.

He has also called on the public to prevent Non-Communicable Diseases by being physically active.

Speaking during the routine updates on Covid 19 in Lusaka today, Dr. Chilufya said One death has been recorded in the last 24 hours involving a 56-year-old known hypertensive patient who had presented with raised sugar levels.Chitalu Chilufya

The Health Minister said 72 new cases of Covid 19 have been recorded from 1,169 tests conducted.

Dr. Chilufya said 34 patients are admitted to Levy Mwanawasa isolation centre with 14 on oxygen and six critically ill in the Intestine Care Unit.

He said 23 patients are admitted to other isolation facilities in other parts of the country and that seven are on oxygen.

Dr. Chilufya said the country has continued to record progress in recoveries with 362 discharges in the last 24 hours.

And Chief Environmental Health Officer, Zakeyo Mvula said there is an increase in compliance levels to public health measures in a number of communities but that there is room for improvement.

Source: Lusaka Times

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