4 Deaths, 165 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded In Last 24hours

Zambia has recorded 165 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24hrs out of 588 tests (28% positive) and 4 deaths from Lusaka,MTSRIP.

Currently, 96 patients are admitted to COVID-19 isolation centres; 70 in Lusaka, 10 Southern, 7 North-western, 6 Copperbelt, and 3 Central. Of those in Lusaka, 3 are in ICU.

Meanwhile, The Ministry of Health has disclosed that Zambia will take part in COVID-19 Vaccine trials.

Speaking three days ago at the COVID-19 daily briefing, Director of Infectious Diseases Professor Lloyd Mulenga said that the Zambia was ready for vaccine trials as it has the capacity to monitor the safety and efficacy of any vaccine, adding that the country had the numbers and institutions to carry out the trials.

“For vaccine trials, we are ready, we have institutions in the country which can enroll both in the public sector,” Prof Mulenga said

Prof Mulenga further disclosed that public hospitals, public research institutions, and private research Institutions have enough people to meet the target of thousands of people required for phase three vaccine trials.