Cholera takes two more lives

Cholera camp in Malawi

The Cholera outbreak continues to cause devastation in Malawi with two new registered deaths.

The new deaths are from Nkhata Bay and brings the total to 101 with a Case Fatality Rate of 3 percent.

As of 26th September 2022, a total of 48 new cases were confirmed and one new suspected case reported.

11 are from Mzimba North, nine from Nkhata Bay, seven from Rumphi, five each from Nkhotakota and Karonga, four from Blantyre, three from Chikwawa, two from Likoma and one each from Nsanje and Mwanza. 

The cumulative confirmed cases reported since the onset of the outbreak is now at 3,380.

Minister of Health, Khumbize Chiponda said a total of 22 districts have now reported Cholera cases since the confirmation of the first case this year in March in Machinga District.

Chiponda explained they have it under controll in four districts but in the last 14 days, the disease has been reported in 18 districts, namely Blantyre, Nkhata bay, Chikwawa, Nkhotakota, Rumphi, Mzimba North, Machinga, Zomba, Mwanza, Kasungu, Mzimba South, Karonga, Chiradzulu, Lilongwe, Balaka, Nsanje, Ntcheu, Likoma and Chitipa.

Among others, the Ministry has put in place administration of Oral Cholera Vaccinations (OCV) and enhanced contact tracing of cholera cases as well as setting up of treatment centres in all affected areas so patients do not travel long distances for treatment.