Saturday, July 20, 2024

Government happy with the reduction in Covid-19 daily cases


Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Kennedy Malama is pleased that the number of new Covid-19 confirmed cases has reduced. Dr. Malama said in the last 24 hours, Zambia recorded 387 new confirmed Covid-19 cases out of 6,224 tests, which represents a six percent positivity rate.

He said the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 recorded to date now stands at 200,049.

He said the country has recorded 36 new admissions in the last 24 hours.

Dr. Malama disclosed that 10 new Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

The cumulative number of Covid associated and Covid related deaths recorded now stands at 3,484, classified as 2,616 Covid-19 deaths and 868 Covid-19 associated deaths.

He said 643 patients have been discharged, 31 of which are from health facilities while 612 are from community management, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries to 192,479, representing 96 percent.

Dr. Malama further said the country currently has 4,086 active cases, with 3,787 under community management and 299 admitted to the Covid-19 isolation facilities.

And Dr. Malama has disclosed that in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health administered 253 vaccinations of dose one and 405 vaccinations of dose two of AstraZeneca vaccine as well as 2,968 doses of Johnson and Johnson.

He said the total number of vaccinations currently stands at 302,475 dose one vaccinations broken down as 295,576 for AstraZeneca and 6,899 for Sinopharm.


  1. He has no clue what is happening this Malama …next week it will a different message. I just dont know why we need a PS to be a doctor when we have a shortage of senior doctors in hospitals …this is a senior civil service administrative role

  2. Nine Chale – as usual as gullible as ever what efforts are those? You mean 500,000 donated vaccines in a population of 18m people.

  3. I’ve been to the Chongwe hospital for FOUR consecutive days. Outside there’s a sign saying “vaccines available”. But inside there are NO vaccines, and they have NO IDEA when they will come. There is no phone number I can call for an update. And when I asked whether the vaccine staff had been vaccinated the answer was NO. I was not impressed. And tomorrow I will NOT go back!

  4. @Tarino when I say all, I mean all.

    P.S.: If vaccines alone decided the end of this pandemic, it would be over by now…

  5. What those who are singing praises for the reduction in COVID-19 numbers should realise is that it has very little to do with government interventions. This is simply the natural course of any infectious disease; there are fewer people remaining to infect now. Vaccines would definitely have been the game changer had we captured most of our people. As things stand, we still remain vulnerable to a new outbreak as long as people remain unvaccinated.

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