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Zambia has 5,454 active COVID-19 cases, with 294 on oxygen therapy and 40 in critical condition

Health Zambia has 5,454 active COVID-19 cases, with 294 on oxygen therapy...

Minister of Health, Jonas Chanda, has disclosed Zambia, currently, has are 5,454 active COVID-19 cases of which 292 are on oxygen therapy and 40 are in critical condition.

In a statement issued to the media in Lusaka today updating the nation on COVID-19, the Minister said that Zambia has recorded Eight Hundred and Sixty-Five (865) Covid-19 new cases in the last 24hrs out of the 6, 759 tests conducted countrywide, adding that Lusaka recorded the highest cases at 229 followed by the Southern province that had 123.

Dr Chanda pointed out that 18 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours with Copperbelt having recorded 6 deaths, Northern 4, Southern Province 4, with Eastern and Western Provinces recording one each.

Dr Chanda explained that the country has recorded accumulative COVID-19 deaths of 763 and that 2.557 patients recovered from different health care facilities in the last 24hrs bringing a cumulative number of recoveries to 48,000.

“Today, we report 865 new cases out of a total of 6,759 tests performed. The new cases by province are broken down as follows; Lusaka 229,123 Southern,105 Central,104 Copperbelt,81 Northen,74 North-Western,63 Eastern,51 Muchinga,20 Luapula and 51 Western Province. The cumulative number of confirmed cases recorded to date now stands at 54, 217,” he stated.

The Health Minister said a weekly rotational schedule has been devised for critical care management teams to build up capacity of handling COVID-19 patients across the provinces.

On the other hand, The Minister of Health stated that his office has collaborated with the District Education Secretaries office countrywide in carrying out an assessment of schools readiness for re-opening tomorrow.

He reaffirmed that only schools that have put in place all preventive measures for the pandemic will be recommended for re-opening.

Dr Chanda further appealed to the general citizenry to observe the five golden rules in the quest to avert the further spread of the pandemic.

24 COMMENTS

  1. A BIT LATE TO START REPORTING THIS DEADLY VIRUS WHEN ITS TAKEN HOLD IN EVERY PROVINCE
    A YEAR TOO LATE !! AND THE CONSQUENCES ARE STILL TO BE FELT WITH MORE INFECTIONS MORE DEATHS
    ANYWAY A WELCOME IMPROVEMENT ON THE REPORTING .

  2. When we ask you to comply with covid rules we are not trying to make your lives hard. This virus is real and taking lives . So when the minister of home affairs warned hh about having cadres escort him on that fateful day, he had good reasons and yet hh defied the advice and 2 people ended up dead. Disrespect leads to problems. Let us respect leadership.

  3. When we ask you to comply with covid rules we are not trying to make your lives hard. This virus is real and taking lives . So when the minister of home affairs warned hh about having cadres escort him on that day, he had good reasons and yet hh did not follow the advice and 2 people ended up dead. Disrespect leads to problems. Let us respect leadership.

  4. Covid is real. There in England over 100000 people have died. Let us not be f00lish to also follow the same path. Mask up or you get whlpped.

    Also forget your side chicks for the next few months. Some of you mwali lwala kale but today you want to blame honey bee

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  5. NO co-ordination in anything with these morons and yesterday we had some nincompoop from ministry of education stating that all was well!!

  6. Tarino is your country england well coordinated seeing over 100 thousand people have died there? The worst in Europe. Do you have anything to say about that, or to you only an African country can ever do wrong? My friend fuseke from here. KanyeIe kutali

  7. KZ DONT SAY FOOLISH COMMENT THIS GOVERNMENT HAS DENIED THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE VIRUS
    FOR MONTHS AND MONTHS NOW … ALL OF A SUDDEN ITS REALISED THE PROBLEM
    EVEN THE PRESIDENT IS SEEN WITHOUT A MASK WHAT SORT OF EXAMPLE IS THAT
    CAN YOU BLAME ABOUT 40 ++ PERCENT OF THE POPULATION IGNORING THE MASK UP !!!
    TAKE RESPONSIBILTY FOR THE GOVENMENTS FAILURE CUT THE PUPPET STRINGS AND BE YOUR OWN MAN
    AND THIS WHIPPING YOU KEEP TALKING ABOUT BEWARE IT MAY COME BACK AND BITE YOU IN THE FUTURE
    IF IT DOES i’LL BE IN THAT QUEUE :)) :)) :))

  8. This virus has well and truly overstayed its welcome.

    Maybe it also wants to stand for a third term?

    Very naughty.

  9. Contradictory messages to the general public is being issued by PF leadership over corona virus pandemic. President Lungu does not observe Covid -19 rules as he alone holds meetings with citizens in crowds without protection. The virus spreads like fire in those meetings. Mama Inonge Wina arrogantly told parliament that president Lungu is immune to Covid-19, so is free to hold those meetings. What a hoggish thought

  10. At least in England a pharmaceutical company by the name of Astra Zeneca have developed a vaccine which is already in circulation for its people to be vaccinated.

    At least the Hospitals are equipped unlike in Zambia. Part of the $27 billion should have been out to good use towards health sector but no lungu the thief had to prioritise towards roads and flyovers. Not to forget how many millions have been embezzled and put in his pockets.

    Rupiah Banda has been flown to Dubai for his cancer treatment why is that. The reason is Zambia does not have adequate health infrastructure to deal with treating cancer patients which is a shame.

    Now imagine a normal person who does not have money to go abroad.

    The whole PF government officials need to be castrated starting with lungu the…

  11. KZ read about Zimbabwe how many government ministers and politicians have succumbed to death because of COVID.

    their health sector is bankrupt borders are closed they can’t travel abroad for treatment. How does it feel for a normal being who can’t afford basic medicine.

  12. After all is said and not done, why are we just shown the minister and his pannel on pictures? Why are we not shown patients on Oxygens and those others infected? Don’t you think transparency will do us justice if we need to aid help from donors? Leaders be accountable in your dealings, we may be nomb but not blind!!!

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