Malawi has now registered 13 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the national total figure of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 56.
Out of these, five are health care workers from Blantyre District Health Office DHO.
Making the announcement in Mzuzu, Minister of Health Jappie Mhango said Blantyre district health office embarked on COVID-19 testing for both the DHO staff and the health care workers that attend to clients at Kameza quarantine site.
“A total of 44 specimen were collected and five have come out positive”, said Mhango.
He said the 13 new cases have been confirmed by Malawi Welcome Liverpool Trust Labouratory in Blantyre.
Seven cases are contacts of the Thyolo case, one case is from Mangochi and is a contact of an earier confirmed case.
Of the total national cases ,14 have successfully recovered and are well, three lost their lives and 39 are still under management by the health system.
The remaining cases are all clinically stable.-