Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says Zambia has in the last 24hrs recorded 226 new cases of covid19 out of the 782 conducted.

Dr. Chilufya says 32 of these patients are on oxygen and that 3 are critically ill and in Intensive care units.

Speaking during the covid19 daily update in Lusaka today, Dr. Chilufya said that 5 Brought in Dead cases were recorded in Ndola which he said were identified through lab tests.

Dr. Chilufya further observed a high death rate for those with comorbidities and also reiterated the need for citizens to adhere to the set health guidelines.