By Sharon Kunda-Two hundred thirteen new cases of Covid 19 have been recorded in the last 24 hours of which 62 are truck drivers identified in Nakonde.
Ministry of Health Spokesperson Abel Kabalo says this is from 1 thousand and 91 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
Dr. Kabalo says the country has also recorded two deaths of patients who were being treated for pneumoni at the Levy Mwanawasa Isolation Centre.
Speaking during the Covid-19 routine updates, Dr. Kabalo said this brings the cumulative number of deaths to 173.
He explained that the total number of Covid-19 deaths stands at 55, while 144 are Covid-associated while four are yet to be classified.
He said 41 patients are on oxygen support while five are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.
Meanwhile, 408 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s total recoveries to 5,109.
Dr. Kabalo noted that the coronavirus outbreak is spreading at a rapid rate and that patients are presenting with more severe symptoms, especially those with underlying conditions.
He called on the public to make a personal drive of adhering to Covid-19 health measures, failure to which winning the fight against the disease will be difficult for the country.
The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases now stands at 6 thousand 7 hundred and 93.