Malawi Confirms Two COVID-19 Cases

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In the past 24 hours the country have recorded 2 new cases of COVID-19, Ministry of Health has confirmed.

According to Minister of Health Jappie Mhango, one case is a 47-year-old man from Chileka, Blantyre who arrived in Malawi from Tanzania and was on self-quarantine.

Mhango says the patient has no symptoms at the present.

“Another one is a 45-year-old man from Area 2, Livimbo, Lilongwe. He has no history of travel, he developed flue like symptoms and family member called our rapid response team for tests and results came out positive,” he says.

According to Malawi Health Minister, in the past 24 hours Mzuzu Lab, had 34 samples where 1 case came out positive, 31 negatives and 2 are pending results.

He says Lilongwe Lab had 3 samples, 1 positive and 2 negatives and Blantyre Lab had 24 samples, 1 positive 22 negatives and 1 pending results.

The new cases has brought the tally of total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 36.