Zambia’s cumulative COVID-19 cases surpass 20,000


Zambia on Tuesday surpassed the 20,000 mark in cumulative COVID-19 cases as the country starts feeling the effect of the second wave.

According to figures released by the Zambia National Public Health Institute in its daily update, the country recorded 234 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative cases to 20,177.

The cases were picked from 4,884 tests conducted during the period.

The country also discharged 84 patients in the same period bringing the total recoveries to 18,380 while one death was recorded, bringing the total deaths to 385.

The country has conducted 576,155 tests since the outbreak of the pandemic in March while 1,412 patients remain hospitalized.

Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said last week that the country has started seeing signs of a second wave as seen in increased cases and deaths on a daily basis.

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