BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi has registered 22 new Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic cases, bringing the number of infections to 547 as people continue to disregard government set strict prevention measures of the disease.Phuka: Local Covid-19 cases increase

A statement from Presidential  Covid-19 Task Force and signed by its co-chairperson Dr. John Phuka on Sunday, June 14, 2020 says Malawi has registered three new recoveries and deaths now at six.

But Saturday statement says of the 32 new cases, eight are from Salima, five from Machinga, five from Mangochi and three from Lilongwe while Balaka, Nsanje and Ntcheu have registered two cases each while Mzimba south, Mzuzu nd Zomba have registered a case each.

“All these new cases are associated with travel history,” reads the statement.

Phuka says 16 more cases were identified during a screening exercise at Mwanza border between June 3 and 10.

He says out of these cases, 430 are imported infections and 86 are local transmissions while 13 are still under investigations.

As of Sunday, June 14, 2020, Phuka disclosed that 69 of the total cases have recovered bringing the number of active cases to 472 with six deaths.

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