Zambia's Covid-19 Cases Slow Down Gives Hospitals Relief


By Etambuyu Katota

The Ministry of Health says a downward trend in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations has been observed despite the national positivity rate remaining high.

Health Permanent Secretary Technical Services Kennedy Malama says the trend is giving relief to hospitals.

Dr. Malama says if the trend continues, then the country is anticipated to record reduced numbers in cases.

He says the deaths per 24 hours has however remained high, indicating that there are very critical patients in health facilities.

Dr. Malama has appealed to members of the public to ensure that they seek medical attention early.

He says for the second consecutive day, more discharges have been made compared to admissions.

Dr. Malama adds that for the first time in 20 days, there are less than a thousand patients admitted in COVID-19 health facilities countrywide.

He says 5 thousand and 58 people for dose 1 and 1 thousand 5 hundred and 4 people for dose 2 have received the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Dr. Malama says in the last 24, hours the country recorded one thousand and 13 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 45 deaths.

This is contained in a statement issued to ZNBC News in Lusaka on Monday.

Source: ZNBC《》RT

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