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Coronavirus – Malawi: COVID-19 update (April 18, 2021)

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Malawi has recorded seven new cases of COVID-19, 25 new cases of recovery and no new deaths. All new cases are transmitted locally: five from Lilongwe and two from Mchinji districts. No topical deaths have been recorded.

In total, Malawi has recorded 33,941 cases including 1,138 deaths (the case fatality rate is 3.35%). Of these cases, 2,133 are imported infections and 31,808 are transmitted locally. A total of 31,764 cases have now recovered (93.6% cure rate) and 134 have been lost to follow-up. This brings the total number of active cases to 905. There were four new admissions to the treatment units while no cases were released. A total of 15 active cases are hospitalized: seven in Blantyre, six in Lilongwe and one each in the districts of Mzimba Nord and Kasungu. During testing, 471 COVID-19 tests were performed. Of these, 89 tests were performed through the SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test, while the rest were performed by RT-PCR. Positive cases out of the total result in a positivity rate of 1.5% while a weekly positivity rate (seven-day moving average) is 3.6%. A total of 227,166 tests have been conducted in the country to date. During the COVID-19 vaccination, 257,754 cumulative doses were administered in the country, of which 551 were administered.

We must adapt our way of life in order to break the chain of transmission of the virus in our communities. Public transport is one of the ways in which the virus can spread very quickly, especially when preventive measures are not followed. I must point out that the more people interact, the closer the distance (less than a meter) and the longer the interaction lasts, the greater the risk of the spread of COVID-19. The higher the level of community transmission in an area, the higher the risk of catching the COVID-19 virus.

In order to minimize the risk of transmission, it is important that anyone using public transport adheres to the following preventive measures for COVID-19;
– Compulsory wearing of face masks by all persons on board. Masks should completely cover the nose and mouth. People without a mask should not be allowed to board public transport
– Strictly respect the seating capacity in accordance with the directives issued by the
Ministry of transportation
– Avoid touching your mouth and nose with unwashed a.
– Frequent hand washing with soap and water or use of hand sanitizers
– The public transport crew to ensure frequent decontamination of most of the surfaces affected after each trip
– Ensure adequate ventilation – the use of air conditioners is not recommended

No one is safe until everyone is safe. To get vaccinated. Protect yourself. Protect your loved ones. Protect everyone. Call 929 toll free.

Hon. Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, MP
HEALTH MINISTER
CO-CHAIR – PRESIDENTIAL WORKING GROUP

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