The Ministry of Health has recorded 18 new cases of cholera in the last 24 hours.
Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said out of the 18 cases, 13 were recorded from Lusaka and five from Kafue.
Dr. Chilufya attributed the cases of cholera recorded in Kafue to linkages of contaminated water from the fishing camps which he said will still remain closed to curb new cases.
He stated during a cholera update in Lusaka today that cholera cases in Lusaka are coming from George, Kuku, Matero, Chelstone, Chawama and Ng’ombe compounds.
The Minister noted that escalated interventions through multi-sectoral approach such as contact tracing, chlorinating of water and hygiene sensitisation are still being implemented in communities and affected areas to reduce on new cases or bring the number to zero.
Dr. Chilufya said he was confident that the cholera epidemic is reducing as cases in epic-centers have nearly zeroed.