The Ministry of Health says they have continued to record a marked reduction in the number of new Cholera cases following the robust interventions put in place.
In today’s Cholera update, Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said in the last 24 hours, they had 29 cases compared to the 68 cases recorded over the same period.
Dr. Chilufya said of the new cases three were recorded at Chipata, 11 at Kanyama, Zero at Bauleni, four at Chawama, one at Matero, one at Chelstone and nine at Heroes cholera hospital noting that, no deaths has been recorded in the last 24 hours.
He said nine cases were reported from Heroes Cholera Hospital, three are from Chipata Sub –district, four from Matero Sub-district and two from Kanyama sub-district.
Dr. Chilufya said Lusaka district has reported 92 cases in total under treatment and 64 discharges in the last 24 hours.
He said a total of eight new suspected cases have been recorded in other districts in the last 24 hours, four in Mazabuka, three in Chikankata and one in Chongwe.
Dr. Chilufya said countrywide there has been a cumulative total of 3260 cases and 74 deaths; of these Lusaka recorded 3,089 cases, 2,913 of which were successfully treated and discharged as at 06 hours today.
He said cumulative death toll in Lusaka stands at 68 and in other districts a total of 171 cases were reported out of which 149 have been treated and discharged and six deaths have been recorded cumulatively to date.
Dr. Chilufya added that the Oral Cholera Vaccine campaign has had overwhelming response from the public.
He said as of day five of the campaign, Chawama had recorded 162,742 total vaccinations, Kanyama stood at 217,378 total vaccinated, Matero recorded a total of 195,007 while Chipata had 320,746.
Dr. Chilufya said overall, a total of 895, 873, and 73 percent of the targeted headcount population has been vaccinated.
He said despite scaling down risk levels, government is not going to slow down its response efforts but multiply until they arrest the outbreak.
Dr. Chilufya said they are going to maintain the trend and ensure that the public health rules are adhered to avoid sliding back and loose what they have gained so far.