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Zambia continues to record single digit daily positivity COVID-19 cases

Headlines Zambia continues to record single digit daily positivity COVID-19 cases

Zambia has consecutively reported a single digit daily positivity in COVID-19 new cases.

Minister of Health Jonas Chanda has announced in a statement yesterday that in the last 24 hours 468 new COVID-19 positive cases were recorded out of 5,535 tests conducted, representing 8% positivity of new COVID cases.

The Minister says the new cases were reported from Lusaka province which had 213, 87 cases from Eastern, North-Western 54, Copperbelt 53, 33 cases from Southern province, Luapula 10, Northern Province 8, Muchinga 6 and 4 from Central province respectively bringing the cumulative number of confirmed cases recorded to date to 79,002.

Dr. Chanda regrets that the country also recorded seven deaths including three from the Copperbelt, North-Western two, Muchinga one and Northern Province one.

He added that cumulatively COVID-19 related deaths to date stands at 1, 098 noting that the deaths are classified as 599 COVID-19 deaths and 499 COVID-19 associated deaths.

“We have recorded a combined total of 589 recoveries from both the COVID-19 isolation facilities and home management, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries to 75,087. We currently have 2, 81 7 active cases, of whom 2,571 are under community management and 246 are https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm#inbox/FMfcgxwLsmbcSPrFwSpdmMTsgbHhVbjwadmitted to our COVID-19 isolation facilities,” he stated.

The Minister noted that among those hospitalised, 185 are on Oxygen therapy and 43 are in critical condition.

And Dr. Chanda indicated that the Ministry of Health is mindful of the need to heighten contact tracing activities to prevent further transmission of the pandemic despite a reduction in daily positivity rate.

“Even as we continue to observe a https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm#inbox/FMfcgxwLsmbcSPrFwSpdmMTsgbHhVbjwreduction in our daily positivity rate, we are cognizant of the need to heighten our contact tracing activities so as to break the chains of transmission, particularly in provinces that continue to record high numbers,” said the Minister.

He added that provincial teams have also heightened surveillance in light of the influx of grade 8 and 10 learners into schools this https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm#inbox/FMfcgxwLsmbcSPrFwSpdmMTsgbHhVbjwweek and schools being at capacity.

“We will continue to closely monitor schools and higher learning institutions so as to maintain a safe learning environment,” Dr. Chanda indicated.

The Minister stressed that his Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Education is set to ensure the wide dissemination of the integrated guidelines developed from consultative meetings

14 COMMENTS

  1. Now that’s good to hear. Next we wanna see single digit inflation numbers brought into effect.

  2. Misleading title. You ‘single digit deaths’ not positivity. 12 months into pandemic some journalists and their editors still can’t get basic terminologies right. READ.

  3. Now since the world has started recorded low cases these chaps have copied as well…really laughable…they dont give any explanations they just watch CNN and BBC.

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  4. Cases in Europe are going down due to vaccination. Explain why cases are going down in Zambia! Prayers? Or good luck? Or Seer One charms?

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  5. Meanwhile European countries continue to record 4 digit daily positive cases even though they have enough doses to vaccinate their populations three times over. Our people are recovering naturally. Is’nt life a mystery? My Bible tells me that the race is not for the swift nor the battle for the strong, but for he who endures long.. and again “it is not by power nor by might, but by my spirit. ” saith The Lord.

    I’ll be singing “Jesus loves me, yes I know..” as long as I have breath in my lungs.

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  6. When are we having our vaccines ? Since what we do here is mostly copy and paste from SA they have already started their vaccination programme so when are we starting ours?

  7. OH NOW ITS TARINO AND UPND KIKIKI
    LETS GET RID OF KAIZER ZULU FROM THIS SITE AND LET NORMALITY RETURN
    HIS INSULTS ABOUT OTHER PEOPLES WIVES AND CHILDREN DONT BELONG HERE
    WE ALL TRYING TO MAKE ZAMBIA GREAT AGAIN AND WE CAN DO IT WITHOUT HIM

  8. Nine Chale – How about your wife’s people your in-laws the Germans? Dont bring your hypocrisy here

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  9. Nine Chale – How about your wi fe’s people your in-laws the Germans? Dont bring your hypocrisy here

  10. These statistics are not accurate. There is no massive testing and people with symptoms are not being tested. On the Copperbelt, there are no rapid tests and PCR tests are only being done in Ndola. How can figures be accurate when there is no capacity to test. I lost my mother to Covid 2 seeks ago and spent a full day at Kitwe Central Hospital and medical staff are overwhelmed with limited resources. There are no interventions from government and yet we are giving wrong statistics. It is not fair to the nation at all!!

  11. Zambian’s die from HIV & AIDS related diseases not covid19 its too weak for them since most of the are on ARV’s and TB drugs

  12. Zambian’s die from HIV & AIDS related diseases not covid19 its too weak for them since most of them are on ARV’s and TB drugs

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