A laboratory worker places a test tube containing a patient's sample into a box during coronavirus detection tests in the virology research labs at UZ Leuven university hospital in Leuven, Belgium, on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. China has kick-started a clinical trial to speedily test a drug for the novel coronavirus infection as the nation rushes therapies for those afflicted and scours for vaccines to protect the rest. Photographer: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg via Getty Images

ZAMBIA has recorded 416 new cases of COVID-19 out of 1,003 tests done in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of cases to 7,903.
That means 41 percent of the tests conducted were coronavirus-positive.
It, therefore, means that in five people tested, two are positive, an alarming ratio.
The country has also recorded three facility COVID-19 deaths at Levy Mwanawasa Isolation centre in Lusaka.
Speaking during the daily COVID-19 updates yesterday, Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said six
people have been discharged and 79 patients are in admission with 26 of these being on oxygen support.
Dr Chilufya said six people are critically ill and require intensive care management. CLICK TO READ MORE

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