Malawi hits 3,000 Covid-19 cases

Malawi’s Covid-19 situation has reached 3,045, latest figures indicate.

This follows 53 new cases that have been registered in the past 24 hours, according to the latest update from the presidential task force.

In a statement released by the task force, 47 of the cases are locally-transmitted, while the imported cases were identified on routine screening at Mwanza border.

The country also registered two new deaths and 27 recoveries from the disease, bringing the total numbers of deaths and recoveries to 62 and 1108 respectively.

A total number of 24475 tests [for the disease] have been conducted and there are 1108 active cases in the country.

In his statement, co-chairperson of the taskforce Dr. John Phuka expressed worry over the increasing number of cases and deaths.

“Today our nation has exceeded the mark of 3,000 in Covid-19 confirmed cases, and yesterday we exceeded the mark 60 losses to death”

“This shows that the disease continues to spread at an alarming level,” reads part of the statement.

The statement further calls for togetherness in the fight against the disease, apart from observation of all the necessary measures.

So far, 15 million people have been infected and over 600, 000 died of the pandemic globally.

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