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Zambia has recorded 27 COVID-19 deaths and 1,338 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Technical Services Dr Kennedy Malama has announced Monday morning.

“In the last 24 hours, we recorded One Thousand Three Hundred and Eighty-Eight (1,388) new confirmed cases out of 7,110 tests conducted (19.5% positivity), bringing the cumulative number of confirmed cases recorded to date to 113,134. We recorded Twenty-Seven (27) new deaths in the last 24 hours. This is the second highest figure we have recorded since the start of pandemic over a year ago. The breakdown of the new deaths by facility is as follows: Levy Mwanawasa (7), Maina Soko (4), UTH (3), Fairview (1), Chipata First Level (1), Kanyama First Level (1), Chawama First Level (1), Kabwe Bwacha (1), Kitwe (2), Ronald Ross (1), Lumezi (1), Isoka (1), Livingstone (1), Choma (1) and Sesheke (1),” Dr. Malama stated.

“Of the new deaths, 24 have been classified as COVID-19 deaths and 3 as COVID-19 associated deaths. The cumulative number of COVID-19 related deaths recorded to date now stands at 1,416 (classified as 815 COVID deaths and 601 COVID-19 associated deaths.

A total of 1,238 discharges were made from both the COVID-19 isolation facilities and home management, which brings the cumulative number of recoveries to 98,994 (88% recovered). There are currently 12,724 active cases, of whom 12,060 (95%) are under community management and 664 (5%) are admitted to our COVID-19 isolation facilities. Of the admissions, 154 were newly admitted patients within the last 24 hours. Among those currently under admission, 442 are on Oxygen therapy and 105 are in critical condition.”

In Other News: President Lungu okay after a health scare at Defence Force Day Commemoration

Secretary to Cabinet, Dr. Simon Miti has announced that His Excellency President Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu was well and has continued to discharge his duties.

In a statement issued from State House, Dr. Miti disclosed that during the observation of the 45th Defence Force Day Commemoration and Investiture Ceremony, President Lungu experienced a…learn more

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