Malawi coronavirus cases now at 39:  Mzuzu registers another patient

Another case of coronavirus  (Covid-19) pandemic has been registered in Mzuzu on Sunday, bringing the total cases in Malawi to 39,  Minister of Health Jappie Mhango has disclossed.

Minister of Health Jappie Mhango said the 20-year-old lady from Mzuzu is a contact of the first COVID_19 case from Mzuzu and she has no history of travel outside Malawi.

Mhango said the 20-year-old lady from Mzuzu is a contact of the first Covid-19 ase in Mzuzu and she has no history of travel outside Malawi.

“She has been put on self-quarantine and she is currently asymptomatic,” said Mhango.

The new case has been confirmed by a laboratory at Mzuzu Central Hospital.

Mhango said health workers are tracing all the contacts of the new patient  so that they can also be isolated, followed up and tested for the virus.

“This means the country, has now registered a total of 39 confirmed Coronavirus cases since the first case was reported.

“Of these cases, 9 have successfully recovered and are well, 3 lost their lives and 27 are still under management by the health system,” said the minister.

So far, Lilongwe has registered 23 cases with two deaths while Blantyre has recorded nine cases with one death. Mzuzu has now three cases. Chikwawa, Zomba, Nkhotakota, and Karonga have registered one case each, respectively.

On March 12 2020, World Health Organisation declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic.

President Peter Mutharika on March 20 2020 declared a State of Disaster.

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Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
9 months ago

When reporting these covid-19 cases could you please always include those who have recovered.

Just saying that Malawi has 39 covid-19 cases is inaccurate and also misleading because out of those 39 cases, 6 have been cured and are back to their normal life.

Please stop taking part in the scare mongering scheme being spearheaded by the DPP politburo…

Mtete
Mtete
9 months ago
Reply to  Mbonga Matoga

Now you know why why APM had made the Covid 19 Committee all DPP, too partisan? It was to ensure figures being announced are not challenged as you have ably done.

Covid-May 2019 criminals

When counting the numbers please include those dying of the restrictions imposed especially on schools which run on the fees. Please also include deaths from other causes which out number Covid-19 pandemic. Even mzungu in US doesn’t want lockdown. It’s worse than death. In Africa we just copy things from Europe and America. Yes we have Covid-19 pandemic but look at those recovering. In China 93% have recovered. Mhango is silent about the 36 people still living. Fine 9 have recovered. What about the 27? What progress are they making?

William Chirwa
9 months ago

So the bastards my busy destroying proposed quarantine centres because they want to be given allowances. Allowances are given to someone in the line of performing his or her duties not as hand outs. You are out of your duty station and you have to sleep in a hotel or rrsthaouse eat etc that is covered by allowances and its a right to those employed to perform such tasks. Its not stealing if you not entitled shauri yako

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
9 months ago

If the woman has no history of travelling and she was asymptotic how and why was she tested for coronavirus?

It seems to me that the DPP government is taking pleasure in falsifying the number of those testing positive for several reasons…
First to scare Malawians especially in the opposition areas not to come out to vote in July.
Secondly, to intros lockdown in order to delay or stop the July elections.
Thirdly, to use it as a tool to persuade donors to give them money, obviously for self enrichment, coronagate.

Mtete
Mtete
9 months ago
Reply to  Mbonga Matoga

Agreed entirely. Your observation is sobering.
Remember, one former senior citizen allegedly advised APM to take advantage of Covid 19 pandemic to scare Malawians following the DPP’s futile attempt to buy ID’s. The party is deriving alot of pleasure in the growing number of supposedly Covid 19 cases to try and justify deferring the fresh election.

Red Flagger
Red Flagger
9 months ago
Reply to  Mbonga Matoga

Testing criteria at present seems to be: 1. History of travel outside Malawi,2. History of symptoms,3. contact with a corona virus positive person.
It makes sense to me; politics aside. When we get better capacity, we should test everyone who has symptoms regardless of travel history or contact history. And the sooner the better!

MADANDO
MADANDO
9 months ago

Please sinthani chithuzi pa nkhani ya Covid-19. Mwaikachi chikumandikumbutsa zonong’ona zija. chonde chonde chonde hahahahahahaha. Tikuwafunira anzathu omwe akudwalawa kuchila kwa m’mangu but you could do us a favor by not showing us that guy.

Ngubvu
9 months ago

So, for this press briefing this idiot pocketed K450,000? And his friend Mark K450,000?

Lester
Lester
9 months ago

Nde paja mwati clever songiso burnt their beds etc.

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
9 months ago

Apa nde ziri bho

Banda
Banda
9 months ago

Judge Kenyatta akuona koma kuti corona-virus ikusendera kwao ku Mhuju?

Nepotism
9 months ago
Reply to  Banda

Galu iwe leave Kenyatta alone.Had it been not for Kenyatta Malawi was on fire

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