In the last 24hrs, Zambia has recorded 94 new cases and 178 recoveries. Zambia National Public Health Institute reports. Mortuary surveillance recorded 3 BIDs, MTSRIP.
2 deaths were reported from Lusaka and 1 from Chirundu.
Rate of recoveries is however on a high note.
Dr Malama has also cautioned about early reporting of suspected signs of having caught the virus. “When you get COVID-19, most of our patients develop what we call acute respiratory distress syndrome; in other words, they cannot breathe well and you just need to intervene for them to survive. You can imagine when one develops that condition in the community at home far from a health facility; we are likely to lose such a life. That is why we continue emphasizing that when you suspect that things are not okay, quickly seek medical attention because you cannot get oxygen therapy at home or at a very small health facility. So, the quicker you present yourself, you will be able to be referred accordingly and get the appropriate treatment.”