ZAMBIA’S Health Minister, Dr Chitalu Chilufya today announced 14 new cases of COVID-19 cases all from Lusaka Province out of 161 tests conducted. There were no tests from Nakonde.
The new cases involve 10 truck drivers who entered through Chirundu border and these include 4 Zambians and 6 Zimbabwean nationals. Other cases involve 1 contact for a known positive case and 3 captured from routine screening.
He said 28 patients have been discharged today among them 16 patients from Levy Mwanawasa covid 19 centre and 12 Ministry of health staff.
Cumulative cases are now at 668 with 152 recoveries and 509 active cases currently in admission across the country.
Chitalu said results from Nakonde are expected to start coming in tomorrow adding that going forward Chinsali General Hospital which now has capacity to conduct 400 tests per day will be processing all tests from Nakonde.