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1,191 new cases of COVID-19 out of 8,355 tests recorded in the last 24 hours

Health 1,191 new cases of COVID-19 out of 8,355 tests recorded in...

The Ministry of Health has recorded a total of 1,191 new cases of COVID-19 out of 8,355 tests done in the last 24 hours

Minister of Health Jonas Chanda disclosed in a statement that 741 tests were collected within the last 24-72 hours whereas 450 were older than 72 hours.

Copperbelt Province recorded 259, Lusaka 235, North-western Province recorded 126, 116 for Southern Province while Muchinga recorded 105, 65 in Eastern, Northern had 57, 44 in Western and 33 from Luapula provinces

Dr Chanda said the cumulative confirmed cases recorded to date stands at 56,233.

14 new deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of COVID-19 related deaths recorded to date to 794, of which 359 are COVID-19 deaths while 408 are COVID-19 associated deaths and 27 deaths are pending classification.

The Ministry of Health has further recorded 302 recoveries bringing the cumulative number of recoveries to 49,696.

A total of 5,743 are active cases of which 5,279 are under community management and 464 representing 8.1 percent are currently admitted to the COVID-19 isolation facilities with 310 on oxygen therapy and 37 in critical condition.

Dr Chanda has since urged citizens to continue following the stipulated guidelines in order to prevent further transmission of the virus.

This is contained in a press statement issued to the media by Minister of Health Jonas Chanda in Lusaka today.


  1. Thank you ba minister. We put it in the hands of the almighty jehovah. As a born again I am praying even for my enemies

  2. Numbers are rising so fast yet nothing is being done about this except mere talking. Put up strategies, fines, bans etc at least for a while until we flatten the curve.

  3. Ba Razor, youi can’t talk about flattening the curve when the useless pf govt has not put up strict measures. South Africa our neighbour just relaxed the rules because the numbers have reduced. President Ramaphosa introduced a curfew and banned alcohol sales when the infrctions rose rapidly.
    In Zambia you want to reduce the infections when it is bussiness as usual. The variant type of virus from South Africa is not only highly infectious but also deadly.
    Now that S/Africa have flattened the curve with reduced numbers, they can now start vaccinations.
    Imwe pa Zed you want to continue having press conferences to announce falsified data.
    Wish you luck

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