Minister of Health Jappie Mhango on Friday confirmed a new case of Covid-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 17 including 2 deaths.
Mhango, who also chairs the Special Cabinet Committee of Coronavirus, confirmed the development through a media briefing in Lilongwe.
According to Mhango, the new case has been confirmed by College of Medicine Laboratory in Blantyre. He said the case is of a 70-year-old Malawian who lives in Blantyre.
“I am happy to report to you that in the past 5 days we have recorded no death due to COVID- 19. However, today we have recorded one new case of COVID-19,” said Mhango
Meanwhile, three people who were tested positive on 2 April in Lilongwe have now tasted negative.
“As a matter of procedure, the test will be repeated tomorrow and if they test negative again, they will be declared cured of COVID-19,” said Jappie Mhango
As of Thursday, the world has registered over 2.1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and over 144,000 deaths.