COVID 19 death toll continues to escalate as government secures 4.4 Million doses of Johnson & Johnson Vaccines

Written by on June 22, 2021

Zambia has continued registering an unprecedented increase, in covid19 cases, hospitalization and deaths with 53 new deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, marking the highest ever.

And Government has announced that it has through the World Bank organized resources to secure 4.4 Million doses of Johnson & Johnson Vaccines which is expected in Zambia in September this year.

In the last three weeks 463 deaths have been recorded with 300 deaths recorded just within a week, as the country continues to battle a third wave of the infections.

Meanwhile 3,028 COVID-19 new cases have been recorded out of 10,882 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for technical services Kennedy Malama says the ministry has continued to record a hundred percent bed occupancy rate in the covid-19 isolation centers around the country.

And Dr. Malama says the J&J vaccine that has been secured is an addition to the hundred and eight thousand AstraZeneca doses that is expected this Month and the hundred and twenty doses of AstraZeneca expected in August.

Dr Malama says that government is also committed to bringing another 120 thousand Sinopharm which was a donation from China and is expected within this Month.

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