Zambia has today crossed the 100,000 mark with 738 new covid-19 cases recorded in the last 24 hours.

The cumulative number of confirmed cases now stands at 100,278.

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Dr. Kennedy Malama says the country has also seen an increase in the number of critical cases in health facilities.

And Dr Malama announced that the country recorded 5 new deaths in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of covid-19 related deaths recorded to 1,308.

He has reminded Zambians to always adhere to the Covid19 health guidelines to prevent the further spread of the pandemic.

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