24 Covid-19 patients recover
The government has announced that at least 24 of the 57 people that have tested positive for Covid-19 have recovered from the disease while 30 cases are clinically stable.
Minister of Health, Jappie Mhango disclosed this in Mzuzu Monday when he announced a new case in Mulanje district of a 27-year-old man who came in the country from South Africa on April 27 2020 through Mwanza Border.
“This means that the country has now registered a total of 57 confirmed cases since the first case was reported on April 2 2020. Of these cases, 24 have successfully recovered and are well, three lost their lives and 30 are still under management by our health systems,” Mhango said.
He added that the new case was on self-quarantine and was followed up by Mulanje District Health Office.
“He developed a sore throat but with no fever. A sample was collected on May 9 and tested at College of Medicine laboratory where results came out positive,” Mhango said.
Meanwhile, the Health Minister has described the current state of affairs as worrisome, where political parties are holding rallies which are attracting huge crowds against the government’s recommendation of gatherings of less than 100 people.
“We have reached a critical point where we need to engage political parties for them to understand that the coronavirus pandemic is real. Maybe, we are taking chances but we will surely be shocked if we are not careful,” he said.
Lilongwe still has the highest number of cases at 24, Blantyre has 16, Thyolo has eight, Mzuzu has registered three cases while Zomba, Karonga, Nkhotakota, Chikwawa, Mangochi and Mulanje have a case each.
Currently, the country has nine testing sites in Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu, Mzimba, Balaka, Thyolo, Nsanje and Zomba.