100 COVID-19 recorded in the last 24 hours

Kennedy Malama
Kennedy Malama

Government says it is concerned with the continued surge in COVID-19 cases with 186 cases recorded of the 7,594 tests conducted in the last 24hrs.

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Kennedy Malama says the country has in the last four days recorded above 100 cases.

Dr Malama said the country recorded one new death from Kitwe involving a 37 year old male with diabetes and hypertension and his death has been classified as a COVID death.

“The breakdown of the new cases and positivity by province are as follows: Central 18 (4.5%), Copperbelt 22 (2.6%), Eastern 8 (1.0%), Luapula 2 (0.6%), Lusaka 108 (3.3%), Muchinga 1 (1.1%), Northern 9 (2.0%), North-western 7 (5.3%), Southern 5 (0.6%) and Western 6 (1.3%).

“ We saw 31 districts reporting cases in the last 24 hours, with the majority of the cases coming from Lusaka (99), Kitwe (19), Chibombo (9), Chilanga (6), and Kabwe (5). The remaining 26 districts recorded fewer than 5 new cases each,” the Permanent Secretary emphasized.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 related deaths stands at 1,267, classified as 710 COVID-19 deaths and 557 COVID-19 associated deaths.

A total of 83 discharges were recorded from both the COVID-19 isolation facilities and home management, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries to 91,102 (98% recovered).

Dr Malama said currently the country has 737 active cases, of whom 688 (93%) are under community management and 49 (7%) are admitted to COVID-19 isolation facilities with 10 new admissions in the last 24 hours.

“Among those admitted, 36 (73%) are on Oxygen therapy and 5 (10%) are in critical condition. Our cumulative number of doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered stands at 134,832 for both AstraZeneca and sinopharm.

“ Country men and women, the threat of the third wave in Zambia is becoming more imminent. To avert a further upsurge, we urge you to adhere to the prescribed COVID-19 prevention public health measures,” the statement read in part.

He further called on the general public to continue observing the Covid-19 guidelines in order to curb the escalation of the pandemic.


  1. As expected…total lockdown and opposition will be squeezed…and this is how Bandit President Edgar Chagwa Lungu will be inaugurated for the third time…..now it’s time to cook up fake COVID numbers

  2. Ladies and gentlemen looks like COVID numbers will hand Bandit President Edgar Chagwa his third term…its now total lockdown

  3. They have now reverted to Dr Chilufya’s plans of cooking up figures to justify lockdown in these coming months…and hopefully get more donor money and free vaccines

  4. Covid is here to stay, let us just learn to live together side by side. We have been neighbours for over a year now anyway.

    Soon we will hear there is a PF variant.

    The most deadly yet.

  5. A drop in the ocean and the deaths are nil so we are doing well compared to developed countries. Life is unfair. So covid took our former Turkish ambassador and yet it spared that bab00n embarrassment called kondwani, who will never step foot in Zambia again after insulting the president. The f00I is on hard drugs

  6. This briefing is so jumbled up like is not from a professional delivery. COVID death I will assume you are tested today and you are positive and ill. After a certain period despite medical care you die. Only 700 such have been recorded in Zambia since C19 outbreak. Then there is the COVID related, I assume you die in a car accident and they test your dead body and discover COVID?!!

    You can practically look away and move on from COVID deaths in Zambia. There is nothing here!

  7. “Government says it is concerned with the continued surge in COVID-19 cases with 186 cases recorded of the 7,594 tests conducted in the last 24hrs.”

    The only reason they’re testing for ‘the virus’ outside of flu season is to keep the numbers of ‘cases’ (false positives) high. They have a lot of experience ginning up fake epidemics that way – including the 40-year running ‘HIV epidemic’. Also courtesy of Tony Fauci and consorts.

  8. Waiting for another Aid from Donor countries towards corvid19.
    We have to show them we are trying to fight Corvid at The same
    Time we need help.

  9. All to get help. We are told what to say, when to say it and how to say it. Their winter is different from ours. They had a huge surge December to January. It was hot for us. We were told to say our cases are on the increase. It was hit yesterday, I was sweating.

    It’s their summer and their cases are going down. When ate ours going to go down? We ate shooting ourselves in the foot here to get that dollar. Are supposed to be on the Red Spot countr? No. Wake up Zambians.

  10. The Covid-19 strategy of this hopeless corrupt PF government is clearly non-existent. Less than 0.1% of the population has been vaccinated, with no more vaccines on the way. And apart from the big supermarkets nowhere are masks being worn. With two months to go to the election, we’ll just be in the third wave – which of course will be denied by PF including UK based troll KZ!

  11. Covid-19 is real, look on India, Brazil, USA, UK , but yes PF taking all the economic Covid-19 help he can get and put it straight in his own pockets. Keep the distance, wash your hands. Facemask does´nt help, its the distance.

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