In what could be described as a record-breaking accomplishment, Malawi has in the past 24 hours, registered no new COVID-19 cases, no new recoveries and no new death out of the 133 tests conducted.
This is a rare feat in the longest time in the country’s response to the global pandemic.
This development is contained in the latest update by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19.
“In the past 24 hours, Malawi has registered no new COVID-19 cases, no new recoveries and no new deaths” reads the update.
With a 92.5 percent recovery rate, cumulatively, 57,131 persons have now recovered from the viral disease.
As of 24th October, there was one new admission (the new admission is not vaccinated) in the treatment units while no cases were discharged.
The positive cases out of the total number tested in the past 24 hours, translates to a positivity rate of 0 percent a weekly positivity rate (seven days moving average) is at 1.1 percent.
A total of 1,188,689 vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far, with 536,108 people fully vaccinated.
“Cumulatively 652,581 and 278,818 people have received the first dose and second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine respectively while 257,290; people have received Johnson and Johnson vaccine”.
The vaccination sites currently have two types of COVID-19 vaccines which are Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) and AstraZeneca doses.