Zambia has continued to record a decline in the number of Covid-19 cases recorded every day across the country.
In the last 24 hours, 27 new cases were recorded out of 1,268 tests conducted.
ZANIS reports that the Ministry of Health, in its daily Covid-19 update, disclosed that six new cases were recorded in Lusaka, five in Central, Six in Copperbelt, four in Luapula, two in North-Western and four in Southern Provinces. The Ministry also disclosed that 96 recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries since the pandemic broke out in Zambia in March 2020, to 315,672.
Meanwhile, 2,479,135 people have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
A total of 1,403,325 have received their first dose and 120,239 have received their booster shot cumulatively.
And 267,532 children between the ages of 12 and 17 have received their first dose while 40,988 have received their second dose.
There was no Covid-19 death recorded in the last 24 hours. Since March 2020, a total of 3,982 deaths have been recorded in Zambia. Of these deaths, 2,855 were as a result of confirmed Covid-19 cases while 1,127 were Covid-19 associated deaths