Eastern, Western leading in covid19 new infections

Written by on July 12, 2021

The Ministry of Health has charged that despite a general reduction in the test positivity rate, Eastern and Western provinces are still above 30% positivity rate giving raise for concern.

And the Ministry says despite a general  downward trend in new infections, the deaths per 24 hours remain relatively high indicating that there still very critical patients in the health facilities, with 45 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. Ministry of Health permanent secretary for technical services Kennedy Malama says last seeking of medical care; self-

prescriptionand self-medication continue to be contributing factors to the deaths.

Dr. Malama also says for the second consecutive day, health facilities have discharged more patients than admissions, stating that for the first time in over 20 days, the country had less than a thousand admissions.

Meanwhile 1, 013 new confirmed covid19 cases over of 5, 125 tests conducted were recorded in the last 24 hours.

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