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Zambia reports over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases

12 Jun 2021, 02:05 GMT+10

LUSAKA, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Zambia on Friday recorded 2,065 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours as the third wave takes its toll on the southern African nation's health system.

Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health in charge of Technical Services, said that those cases have continued rising, with isolation facilities filling up at an alarming rate and health workers being stretched.

The new cases were picked from 12,415 tests done during the period. They brought the cumulative cases to 107,974. A total of 16 people died, bringing the total deaths to 1,348.

A total of 679 patients were discharged during the period, bringing the total recoveries to 95,674.

The country currently has 10,952 active cases, with 10,496 under community management while 456 are admitted to various isolation facilities.

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