Zambia records 85 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

HEALTH Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya says Zambia has in the last 24 hours recorded 85 new cases of COVID-19, with 76 cases coming from Nakonde in Muchinga Province.

And Dr Chilufya says the country has in the last 24 hours, recorded three COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the death toll to seven.

At his daily briefing today, Dr Chilufya said Nakonde was the new epicentre for COVID-19 and an infected area which should be avoided.

He said the 76 cases in Nakonde, included truck drivers that had been crossing in the country, workers from lodges, commercial sex workers, among others.