COVID-19 pandemic in Malawi

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COVID-19 pandemic in Malawi
MW-COVID-19.svg
Cases per district as 6 September
    300 to 2999 cases
    30 to 299 cases
    3 to 29 cases
    1 or 2 cases
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationMalawi
First outbreakWuhan, China via India
Index caseLilongwe
Arrival date2 April 2020
(1 year, 2 months, 1 week and 6 days)
Confirmed cases9,027[1]
Active cases2,744
Recovered5,838
Deaths
235
Fatality rate2.6%
Government website
[1]

The COVID-19 pandemic in Malawi is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have reached Malawi on 2 April 2020.[2] It has spread to all the districts of the country.

President Peter Mutharika confirmed the country's first three cases of coronavirus disease 2019 on 2 April. The three cases include a Malawian of Asian origin who travelled back from India, her relative and their housemaid.[3]

On 7 April, the first death from the infection was reported.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "COVID-19 - MOHP MALAWI". covid19.health.gov.mw. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  2. Foundation, Thomson Reuters. "Malawi records first three cases of coronavirus". news.trust.org. Retrieved 2020-05-16.
  3. "Malawi confirms three cases of coronavirus of coronavirus: President Mutharika calls for calm". NyasaTimes.com. 2 April 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  4. "Just In: Malawi Registers First Covid-19 Death". FaceofMalawi.com. 7 April 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.