Lilongwe emerges as coronavirus hotspot: Malawi registers 9th case

The capital city Lilongwe is merging as the biggest hotspot for the coronavirus outbreak  as the country registers a  9th Covid-19 case.

Health minister Jappie Mhango: Numbers rising

The new patient is based in Lilongwe where the first three cases was recorded.

Heath Minister Jappie Mhango has confirmed the development adding that the patient has other underlying medical conditions.

Mhango, who also chairs a cabinet-level committee on the coronavirus, said up to 50,000 Malawians could die from the disease if not enough action is taken to stop the virus.

One person in Malawi has  died from the outbreak and health officials are following up on over 10 000 people in self-isolation.

Malawi was one of the last African countries to detect cases of the virus, announcing its first three on 2 April.

Scientists have said each person with coronavirus infects 2.5 people and that takes about five days. This means, over a period of 30 days, more than 400 people will have been infected as a result of that one person.

If a person halves their social exposure, that first infection leads to only 15 infections after 30 days.

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Chilungamo
7 months ago

Ma border munatseka kalekale amatendawo alowa bwanji ngati nzanugo wakura ndibwino kupatsa achinyamata ufumuwo olo Kwa patsa otsutsa kusihana ndiizi palibe kuthawa tifera limodz

College of Jerusalem
7 months ago

Thyolo might be the hotspot as it bordered Mozambique not Lilongwe.

Mpakateni
7 months ago

Due its geographical position it only fair to describe Lilongwe as the hotspot and it will be one soon.

Naluso
Naluso
7 months ago

Hotspot pa 4th case yomweyo? Kukhala ngati it is your wish kuti Lilongwe should be the most affected bwanji? All Malawi is equally vulnerable, don’t fool yourself.

zawela
zawela
7 months ago
Reply to  Naluso

Absolutely correct, how can it be suggested like that when the findings are evenly spread?

jack
jack
7 months ago
Reply to  Naluso

In epidemiology, especially the easily spreading organism like cotona one cases is a potential epidemic. What about four cases my dear.

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