By Wongani chipeta
Malawi has of Saturday registered 38 new covid 19 cases which are all locally transmitted infections. The distribution of these cases is that one is a healthcare worker from Mzimba North, nine each from Blantyre, Nkhata Bay and Nkhotakota, six from Lilongwe, two from Chiradzulu, and one each from Karonga and Mzimba North.
In addition, one death has been registered of a 50-year-old man from Mzimba North.
Cumulatively, Malawi has recorded 5,026 cases including 157 deaths. Of these cases, 1,084 are imported infections and 3,942 are locally transmitted.
So far, 2,623 cases have now recovered bringing the total number of active cases to 2,246.
The average infection age of the cases is 36.8 years, the youngest case being aged 1 month, the oldest
being 98 years old and 67 % are male.
Malawi as of Saturday, 15th August has conducted 38,451COVID-19 tests in 45 COVID-19 testing sites of with 705 tests new tests.