Zambia records 2nd COVID-19 death

Zambia on Friday reported the second death from the COVID-19.

The deceased was a 58-year man from Kafue town, south of Lusaka, who died on April 8.

Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said the man, who was hypertensive, was rushed to the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka after treatment for his chest infection which did not improve at a local health center.

He was immediately admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for further management and monitoring which revealed a case of COVID-19.

The ministry, Chitalu said, has instituted investigations on the matter to establish his close contacts.

Meanwhile, Zambia has not recorded any new cases in the last 24 hours after 22 tests were conducted.

Zambia’s cumulative cases now stands at 40, with two deaths, while 25 have been discharged and 13 are still being treated.