As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across Africa and other parts of the world, Zambia on Saturday recorded 13 new cases of the deadly Coronavirus infection, Afriupdate reports.
Zambia’s COVID-19 cases, now stands at 137, with 3 deaths, 78 discharges and 59 active Covid-19 cases.
According to Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Zambia in the last 24 hours carried out of 811 tests and recorded 13 new cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The thirteen new cases recorded include nine (9) contacts to known cases, four of whom are health workers. Three were detected through health facility screening and one through the mass screening exercise in Lusaka. All the new positive cases are adults and admitted to various Isolation facilities in Lusaka
Dr. Chitalu Chilufya added that President Edgar Lungu has instituted investigations into the deviation of laid down operations against COVID-19 leading to the death of one Health Personnel identified as Ian. Mutambo.