Zambia in the last 24hrs has recorded 119 new cases, all from Lusaka. with report 5 additional deaths (MTSRIP). 363 more recoveries have been recorded thankfully.
This brings the cumulative number of cases to 6,347 with 4,493 recoveries , 170 Deaths
Active cases now stand at 1684.
Daily #COVID19 update: in the last 24hrs, we recorded 119 new cases, all from Lusaka. we also report 5 additional deaths (MTSRIP). This brings the cumulative number of cases to 6,347 with 4,493 recoveries , 170 Deaths pic.twitter.com/FE5t93xM0p
— Ministry of Health Zambia (@mohzambia) August 2, 2020
The Ministry of Health says there is a need to escalate the level of contact tracing due to the increase in the number of positive Covid-19 cases and deaths.
And government says men are more affected by COVID-19, based on local statistics. Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary in charge of administration Kakulubelwa Mulalelo said this at Saturday’s COVID-19 briefing.
“Our most common probable places of contact for COVID-19 has been social gatherings including church gatherings, kitchen parties, matebeto and funerals. We have seen that the male: female ratio stands at 68 to 32 and we ask ourselves, are men socialising more or are they adhering to public health measures? Our risk communication and community engagement team will be conducting a survey to answer these questions. The majority of cases amongst males are within the 35 to 49 age groups and for females, it is the 25 to 30-year-old age groups. Studies are in place to determine why it is such,” she said.
Mulalelo said the country was still grappling with the challenge of limited testing kits just like the rest of the world.