In the past 24 hours, Malawi has registered 32 new COVID-19 cases, 93 new recoveries and four new deaths. Of the new cases, 30 are locally transmitted: 24 from Thyolo, two each from Blantyre and Nkhotakota, and one each from Mchinji and Ntcheu Districts while two are imported cases that were identified at Mwanza border: one each from Blantyre and Mangochi Districts.
Four new deaths were registered in the past 24 hours: two from Blantyre, and one each from Mzimba South and Ntcheu Districts. To the families that have lost their loved during this pandemic, may you find peace, hope and love during this difficult time.
Cumulatively, Malawi has recorded 33,859 cases including 1,132 deaths (Case Fatality Rate is at 3.34%). Of these cases, 2,128 are imported infections and 31,731 are locally transmitted.
Cumulatively, 31,572 cases have now recovered (recovery rate of 93.3%) and 134 were lost to follow-up. This brings the total number of active cases to 1,021. In the past 24 hours, there were four new admissions in the treatment units while no cases were discharged. Currently, a total of 21 active cases are hospitalised: nine in Blantyre, five in Lilongwe, three in Mchinji, and one each in Balaka, Dowa, Kasungu, and Zomba Districts. On testing, in the past 24 hours, 672 COVID-19 tests were conducted. Of these, 22 tests were through SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Diagnostic test while the rest were through RT-PCR. The positive cases out of the total (past 24 hours) translates to a positivity rate of 4.8% while a weekly positivity rate (seven days moving average) is at 4.6%.
Cumulatively, 224,636 tests have been conducted in the country so far. On COVID-19 vaccination, cumulatively 212,615 doses have been administered in the country with 3,262 being administered in the past 24 hours.