Malawi records 2 new Covid-19 patients, cases rise to 36

Minister of Health Jappie Mhango has said on Monday that Malawi now has 36 cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) global pandemic following the confirmation of two new cases, one in Blantyre and the other in the hotspot Lilongwe.

Minister of Health Jappie Mhango: The number of Covid-9 cases in Malawi has now risen to 36 after two more people have tested positive

Briefing the media in Lilongwe, Minister Mhango said since the last reported third death to the virus pandemic none has occurred again but that cases are sharply rising.

 

Mhango said following the confirmation of a new case at Mpata in Karonga District on Sunday, they have recorded two new cases of Covid-19.

“One case is a 47-year-old man from Chileka, Blantyre who arrived in Malawi from Tanzania and was on self-quarantine. The patient has no symptoms at present,” said Mhango.

“Another one is a 45-year-old man from Area 2, Livimbo, Lilongwe. He has no history of travel, he developed flue like symptoms and family member called our rapid response team for tests and results came out positive,” he added.

The minister said Ministry of Health team is this Monday going to take samples from other family members.

“We will do contact tracing to all workers at his business premises and other close contacts,” he said.

Mhango said currently the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is 36, including 3 deaths and 4 recoveries

“The remaining 29 cases are all clinically stable with mild symptoms; some have no symptoms,” he said.

He said Mzuzu Lab had 34 samples where 1 case came out positive, 31 negatives and 2 are pending results

Lilongwe is the epicentre of Covid-19 in the country with 23 cases followed by Blantyre with nine while Chikwawa, Nkhotakota, Zomba and Karonga have one case each.

Mhango appealed to Malawians to continue enforcing measures that government put in place as a way of containing its spread.”

He  said some of the precautionary measures include hand washing with soap, social/physical distancing and limited travel.

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National CEO
National CEO
10 months ago

And after the presser, money into the minister’s account. Time to feast, then call for a lock down on poor Malawians so that those spared by the virus should face hunger. Nowhere to hide.

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
10 months ago

So the man from Chileka has no covid symptoms but he has tested positive…..ok.

So why was he tested in the first place if he was not showing symptoms?…….does Malawi have enough test kits that you have now started testing everyone?

Or is this man another victim of scare mongering covid19 statistics?

Red Flagger
Red Flagger
10 months ago

So with these sky-rocketing numbers, I thought I might share what I have started noticing, particularly as today we have heard of another pure case of community transmission. I have started noticing a reports of deaths on relatively elderly folks rising. I have heard of two within the past week of whom we never heard of the cause but would likely have some cause probably old conditions . The only question i want health professionals to ask is are these cases not being worsened by the virus into mortality? Could health personnel be advised to apart from testing people suspected… Read more »

Mabvuto
Mabvuto
10 months ago

Kupusa kokhakokha uyu waku Area 2 ndi mumwenye wadwala flue, zikanakhala za serious anyamata ake akanawatenga kuti akawayezge , koma DPP siyizamva ayi,

Chinsapato cha Mrs Chakwera
Reply to  Mabvuto

Ndinu bulutu. Pepani vuto si inu koma Kuchepa kwa ubongo. Umbuli ndi matenda. Inu mwadwalika.

Banda
Banda
10 months ago

Get the foolish Judge Kenyatta to come and see the corona-virus patients

Gabor
Gabor
10 months ago
Reply to  Banda

The problem is not Kenyatta, he as a judge just received a complaint against government’s decision to lockdown the nation without considering the privileged , so this was just something to discuss on how the government prepared to help those people who could only feed hand to mouth. I wish I was judge Kenyatta ndikanalamula Kuti lockdown ipangike as DPP government wish chifukwa palinso zambiri zimene zingaonetse kufooka kwa boma more especially anthu awa ovutikitsitsa amene saatha kupeza chakudya kwa 21 days. Kenyatta akuoneka munthu oipa apa but others they see sense mukukambilana the way forward. Mli busy kulodzana Chala… Read more »

The Judge
The Judge
10 months ago

This Government,it will take time to talk sense things, the one doesn’t have the history of travel, does it mean that now flu is becoming Coronavirus? It is impossible Coronavirus can attack some one who is home and not being with someone who was tested positive no way! Flu has been there all along! Then if it is true, lockdown is meaningless! This 45 old man according to the Minister, he was home and he is home! Are we sure the kits we are using testing our own brothers and sisters are valid? I have not politicized this but am… Read more »

Jamax
Jamax
10 months ago
Reply to  The Judge

Foolish Judge don’t you know that this disease is contigeous???? Secondly you are foolish because you don’t even know the symptoms of Covid 19 and lastly you are an idiot because you do not take time even to listen to what the healthy experts are preaching on the radios and TVs world wide..FOOLISH IDIOT..

The Judge
The Judge
10 months ago
Reply to  Jamax

@ Mr Jamax what ever they call you, I don’t care but I have discovered something on you, you are very mad, what I was expecting here is not be to insulted as the way you have done to me be a human, what I was expecting here is what Mr Jay and Mr Red Flagger has said, the anger you have on me brother I can assure you that you have it to a ghost, you don’t know me and I don’t know and I dont want even to know you. So you see, who is to be stupid… Read more »

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
10 months ago
Reply to  The Judge

I think u are so blind and u dont know what you are talking about. Dont play games because next its u tmr

Jay
Jay
10 months ago
Reply to  The Judge

“History of travel” means he did not travel to a country or an area with known cases of coronavirus. What it means if a person gets it without a history of travel, is that there is a community spread. The virus is already spreading in that community. If you do contact tracing you would find someone in that community who had contact with a person who had a virus and is now spreading it. Without history of travel does not mean that the person was jut staying in their house.

Red Flagger
Red Flagger
10 months ago
Reply to  The Judge

Judge, Corona virus like many other conditions know no borders. This said, it means one can get it it from outside or within their own country. When we find a person who got it outside the country, it is called an imported case. When a case has no known outside travel, they call it a case of community transmission. Now I know we also have politicization of these discussions, one chooses how to look at these things depending on which side of politics they are sitting. When it comes to that I usually stand by the fence and just watch… Read more »

yaya mfiti
10 months ago

akaka ndi kachilombo kamene kali kobvuta ndiye anthu opusa kwambiri akufuna kukhala ngati ochenjera ,Boma likunena kuti tiyeni tipewe potsatila ndondomeko izizi koma inu chifukwa cha kupusa ndi uchitsiru mukufuna kuoneka madolo pofunsa timafunso topanda nzeru , mudzafa imfa yowawa kwambiri ,no wonder mwana wa mbuzi amaonera amake kunyera mkhola .

Tadzi
Tadzi
10 months ago

If COVID-19 is spread through droplets, then the first intervation should be masking. Some adverts does not even mention masking. Masking will prevent the virus into the air and also prevents inhalation of the virus from the air. I do not know if anyone is concerned to listen to the adverts on our media which some even ommit masking and only stress on hand washing. Please MOH stress masking as well as hand washing. Ndikunenakuti ngati Muthu akuvala ndi kupumira mask there will not be any virus in the air. The virus remains on the mask and in the mouth… Read more »

Malawi belong to the citizens

Kodi ma border simunatsekebe?

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
10 months ago

???? social p distancing imeneyi.klkkkkkkkk
and then a zomba Dr ati ku zomba ili ndi mmodzi ampeza amuika kwayekha koma ayeza anthu ambilipo. ????? angati?
mxiiii the whole Doctor not bringing up the mare number.
nkhani apa ndi clip ijayooo munthu wafusa kuti ku north sitikuvako za opezeka then after 2 days avekele kwapezeka mmodzi
mmmxiioiiii

The Patriot
The Patriot
10 months ago
Reply to  nafundo zalo

This is shallow thinking. Remember for over a month there was no case in Malawi despite the whole world having the disease. There was no agent to transmit it so there was no case. Once u have an agent epidemiologically speaking u definitely will find a case sooner or later. The same applies to the north. As long as there were no Covid 19 agent to pass the virus u cannot have a case. With the failure to contain the spread ny way of curfews it simply mens the virus has find it’s way to spread to areas komwe kulibe.… Read more »

malawian
malawian
10 months ago
Reply to  The Patriot

vuto longotsanzira muika miyoyo ya anthu pa chiswe. lets talk science here. there is new greating advised by the leaders and demostrated mmalo ambiri. moni wa chigonkhono. this is waste suggestion evers in combating the pandemic. you advise people kuti potsokomola azitseka pakamwa pophimba ndi nkono maka pamene chigonkhono chili. the same mpamene muti muzipatsirana moni.. this means pa chigonkhono padzikhala more contaminated than mmanja momwe muli frequent washing. wayambitsa izi ndani kalitengera. tisiye kutengera zomwe sitikuzinvetsa. think before following

mwanakazi
mwanakazi
10 months ago
Reply to  malawian

We need to also be well educated on use of mask. As much as one uses mask and disposal is poor there will be no protection but rather spreading the virus. One puts on a mask for one week where does he/she keep it ,in the bag or pocket . We need proper education on these things. The same mask which may be contaminated outside can be a source of infection the one using it and others becoz of poor disposal. Malawian WANENA ZOONA YOU CANNOT USE CHIGONGONO FOR A SNEEZ OR COUGH AND USE THE SAME FOR GREETING YOU… Read more »

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