COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia

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COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia
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DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationZambia
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseLusaka
Arrival date18 March 2020
(1 year, 3 months and 2 days)
Confirmed cases129,033[1]
Active cases19,087
Recovered108,960
Deaths
1,644
Fatality rate1.27%

The COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia is part of the ongoing 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 Zambia in March 2020.[2]

Background[edit]

On 12 January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[3][4]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[5][6] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[7][5] Model-based simulations for Zambia suggest that the 95% confidence interval for the time-varying reproduction number R t exceeded 1.0 in November and December 2020.[8]

Timeline[edit]

COVID-19 cases in Zambia  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
2020202020212021
MarMarAprAprMayMayJunJunJulJulAugAugSepSepOctOctNovNovDecDec
JanJanFebFebMarMarAprAprMayMayJunJun
Last 15 daysLast 15 days
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-03-18 2(n.a.) 0(n.a.)
2020-03-19 2(=) 0(n.a.)
2020-03-20 2(=) 0(n.a.)
2020-03-21 2(=) 0(n.a.)
2020-03-22
3(+50%) 0(n.a.)
2020-03-23
3(=) 0(n.a.)
2020-03-24
3(=) 0(n.a.)
2020-03-25
12(+300%) 0(n.a.)
2020-03-26
16(+33%) 0(n.a.)
2020-03-27
22(+38%) 0(n.a.)
2020-03-28
28(+27%) 0(n.a.)
2020-03-29
29(+3.6%) 0(n.a.)
2020-03-30
35(+21%) 0(n.a.)
2020-03-31
36(+2.9%) 0(n.a.)
2020-04-01
36(=) 0(n.a.)
2020-04-02
39(+8.3%) 1(n.a.)
2020-04-03
39(=) 1(=)
2020-04-04
39(=) 1(=)
2020-04-05
39(=) 1(=)
2020-04-06
39(=) 1(=)
2020-04-07
39(=) 1(=)
2020-04-08
39(=) 1(=)
2020-04-09
39(=) 1(=)
2020-04-10
40(+2.6%) 2(+1)
2020-04-11
40(=) 2(=)
2020-04-12
43(+7.5%) 2(=)
2020-04-13
45(+4.7%) 2(=)
2020-04-14
45(=) 2(=)
2020-04-15
48(+6.7%) 2(=)
2020-04-16
48(=) 2(=)
2020-04-17
52(+8.3%) 2(=)
2020-04-18
57(+9.6%) 2(=)
2020-04-19
61(+7%) 3(+1)
2020-04-20
65(+6.6%) 3(=)
2020-04-21
70(+7.7%) 3(=)
2020-04-22
74(+5.7%) 3(=)
2020-04-23
76(+2.7%) 3(=)
2020-04-24
84(+11%) 3(=)
2020-04-25
84(=) 3(=)
2020-04-26
88(+4.8%) 3(=)
2020-04-27
89(+1.1%) 3(=)
2020-04-28
95(+6.7%) 3(=)
2020-04-29
97(+2.1%) 3(=)
2020-04-30
106(+9.3%) 3(=)
2020-05-01
109(+2.8%) 3(=)
2020-05-02
119(+9.2%) 3(=)
2020-05-03
124(+4.2%) 3(=)
2020-05-04
137(+10%) 3(=)
2020-05-05
138(+0.73%) 3(=)
2020-05-06
146(+5.8%) 4(+1)
2020-05-07
153(+4.8%) 4(=)
2020-05-08
167(+9.2%) 4(=)
2020-05-09
252(+51%) 7(+3)
2020-05-10
267(+6%) 7(=)
2020-05-11
267(=) 7(=)
2020-05-12
441(+65%) 7(=)
2020-05-13
446(+1.1%) 7(=)
2020-05-14
654(+47%) 7(=)
2020-05-15
654(=) 7(=)
2020-05-16
679(+3.8%) 7(=)
2020-05-17
753(+11%) 7(=)
2020-05-18
761(+1.1%) 7(=)
2020-05-19
772(+1.4%) 7(=)
2020-05-20
832(+7.8%) 7(=)
2020-05-21
866(+4.1%) 7(=)
2020-05-22
920(+6.2%) 7(=)
2020-05-23
920(=) 7(=)
2020-05-24
920(=) 7(=)
2020-05-25
920(=) 7(=)
2020-05-26
920(=) 7(=)
2020-05-27
1,057(+15%) 7(=)
2020-05-28
1,057(=) 7(=)
2020-05-29
1,057(=) 7(=)
2020-05-30
1,057(=) 7(=)
2020-05-31
1,057(=) 7(=)
2020-06-01
1,089(+3%) 7(=)
2020-06-02
1,089(=) 7(=)
2020-06-03
1,089(=) 7(=)
2020-06-04
1,089(=) 7(=)
2020-06-05
1,089(=) 7(=)
2020-06-06
1,089(=) 7(=)
2020-06-07
1,089(=) 7(=)
2020-06-08
1,200(+10%) 10(+3)
2020-06-09
1,200(=) 10(=)
2020-06-10
1,200(=) 10(=)
2020-06-11
1,200(=) 10(=)
2020-06-12
1,321(+10%) 10(=)
2020-06-13
1,357(+2.7%) 10(=)
2020-06-14
1,358(+0.07%) 11(+1)
2020-06-15
1,382(+1.8%) 11(=)
2020-06-16
1,405(+1.7%) 11(=)
2020-06-17
1,412(+0.5%) 11(=)
2020-06-18
1,416(+0.28%) 11(=)
2020-06-19
1,430(+0.99%) 11(=)
2020-06-20
1,430(=) 11(=)
2020-06-21
1,430(=) 11(=)
2020-06-22
1,430(=) 11(=)
2020-06-23
1,477(+3.3%) 18(+7)
2020-06-24
1,489(+0.81%) 18(=)
2020-06-25
1,497(+0.54%) 18(=)
2020-06-26
1,531(+2.3%) 21(+3)
2020-06-27
1,531(=) 21(=)
2020-06-28
1,557(+1.7%) 22(+1)
2020-06-29
1,568(+0.71%) 22(=)
2020-06-30
1,594(+1.7%) 24(+2)
2020-07-01
1,632(+2.4%) 30(+6)
2020-07-02
1,632(=) 30(=)
2020-07-03
1,632(=) 30(=)
2020-07-04
1,632(=) 30(=)
2020-07-05
1,632(=) 30(=)
2020-07-06
1,632(=) 30(=)
2020-07-07
1,895(+16%) 42(+12)
2020-07-08
1,937(+2.2%) 43(+1)
2020-07-09
2,006(+3.6%) 43(=)
2020-07-10
2,035(+1.4%) 43(=)
2020-07-11
2,134(+4.9%) 58(+15)
2020-07-12
2,205(+3.3%) 83(+25)
2020-07-13
2,283(+3.5%) 83(=)
2020-07-14
2,363(+3.5%) 84(+1)
2020-07-15
2,501(+5.8%) 85(+1)
2020-07-16
2,620(+4.8%) 85(=)
2020-07-17
2,810(+7.3%) 109(+24)
2020-07-18
2,980(+6%) 120(+11)
2020-07-19
3,148(+5.6%) 120(=)
2020-07-20
3,326(+5.7%) 128(+8)
2020-07-21
3,386(+1.8%) 128(=)
2020-07-22
3,583(+5.8%) 128(=)
2020-07-23
3,789(+5.7%) 134(+6)
2020-07-24
3,856(+1.8%) 136(+2)
2020-07-25
4,328(+12%) 139(+3)
2020-07-26
4,481(+3.5%) 139(=)
2020-07-27
4,552(+1.6%) 140(+1)
2020-07-28
5,002(+9.9%) 142(+2)
2020-07-29
5,249(+4.9%) 146(+4)
2020-07-30
5,555(+5.8%) 149(+3)
2020-07-31
5,963(+7.3%) 151(+2)
2020-08-01
6,228(+4.4%) 165(+14)
2020-08-02
6,347(+1.9%) 170(+5)
2020-08-03
6,580(+3.7%) 171(+1)
2020-08-04
6,793(+3.2%) 173(+2)
2020-08-05
7,022(+3.4%) 176(+3)
2020-08-06
7,164(+2%) 199(+23)
2020-08-07
7,486(+4.5%) 200(+1)
2020-08-08
7,903(+5.6%) 203(+3)
2020-08-09
8,085(+2.3%) 235(+32)
2020-08-10
8,210(+1.5%) 241(+6)
2020-08-11
8,275(+0.79%) 241(=)
2020-08-12
8,501(+2.7%) 246(+5)
2020-08-13
8,663(+1.9%) 246(=)
2020-08-14
9,021(+4.1%) 256(+10)
2020-08-15
9,186(+1.8%) 260(+4)
2020-08-16
9,343(+1.7%) 260(=)
2020-08-17
9,839(+5.3%) 264(+4)
2020-08-18
9,981(+1.4%) 264(=)
2020-08-19
10,218(+2.4%) 269(+5)
2020-08-20
10,372(+1.5%) 274(+5)
2020-08-21
10,627(+2.5%) 277(+3)
2020-08-22
10,831(+1.9%) 279(+2)
2020-08-23
11,082(+2.3%) 280(+1)
2020-08-24
11,148(+0.6%) 280(=)
2020-08-25
11,285(+1.2%) 282(+2)
2020-08-26
11,376(+0.81%) 282(=)
2020-08-27
11,601(+2%) 282(=)
2020-08-28
11,779(+1.5%) 283(+1)
2020-08-29
11,902(+1%) 284(+1)
2020-08-30
12,025(+1%) 287(+3)
2020-08-31
12,097(+0.6%) 288(+1)
2020-09-01
12,381(+2.3%) 290(+2)
2020-09-02
12,415(+0.27%) 292(+2)
2020-09-03
12,523(+0.87%) 292(=)
2020-09-04
12,639(+0.93%) 292(=)
2020-09-05
12,709(+0.55%) 292(=)
2020-09-06
12,776(+0.53%) 295(+3)
2020-09-07
12,836(+0.47%) 295(=)
2020-09-08
12,952(+0.9%) 297(+2)
2020-09-09
13,112(+1.2%) 300(+3)
2020-09-10
13,214(+0.78%) 300(=)
2020-09-11
13,323(+0.82%) 306(+6)
2020-09-12
13,466(+1.1%) 312(+6)
2020-09-13
13,539(+0.54%) 312(=)
2020-09-14
13,720(+1.3%) 320(+8)
2020-09-15
13,819(+0.72%) 324(+4)
2020-09-16
13,887(+0.49%) 326(+2)
2020-09-17
13,928(+0.3%) 326(=)
2020-09-18
14,022(+0.67%) 329(+3)
2020-09-19
14,070(+0.34%) 330(+1)
2020-09-20
14,131(+0.43%) 330(=)
2020-09-21
14,175(+0.31%) 331(+1)
2020-09-22
14,389(+1.5%) 331(=)
2020-09-23
14,443(+0.38%) 332(+1)
2020-09-24
14,491(+0.33%) 332(=)
2020-09-25
14,515(+0.17%) 332(=)
2020-09-26
14,612(+0.67%) 332(=)
2020-09-27
14,641(+0.2%) 332(=)
2020-09-28
14,660(+0.13%) 332(=)
2020-09-29
14,715(+0.38%) 332(=)
2020-09-30
14,759(+0.3%) 332(=)
2020-10-01
14,802(+0.29%) 333(+1)
2020-10-02
14,830(+0.19%) 333(=)
2020-10-03
14,974(+0.97%) 333(=)
2020-10-04
15,052(+0.52%) 333(=)
2020-10-05
15,089(+0.25%) 334(+1)
2020-10-06
15,170(+0.54%) 335(+1)
2020-10-07
15,224(+0.36%) 335(=)
2020-10-08
15,301(+0.51%) 335(=)
2020-10-09
15,339(+0.25%) 336(+1)
2020-10-10
15,415(+0.5%) 337(+1)
2020-10-11
15,458(+0.28%) 337(=)
2020-10-12
15,549(+0.59%) 345(+8)
2020-10-13
15,587(+0.24%) 345(=)
2020-10-14
15,616(+0.19%) 345(=)
2020-10-15
15,659(+0.28%) 346(+1)
2020-10-16
15,712(+0.34%) 346(=)
2020-10-17
15,789(+0.49%) 346(=)
2020-10-18
15,853(+0.41%) 346(=)
2020-10-19
15,897(+0.28%) 346(=)
2020-10-20
15,982(+0.53%) 346(=)
2020-10-21
16,000(+0.11%) 346(=)
2020-10-22
16,035(+0.22%) 346(=)
2020-10-23
16,095(+0.37%) 346(=)
2020-10-24
16,117(+0.14%) 348(+2)
2020-10-25
16,137(+0.12%) 348(=)
2020-10-26
16,200(+0.39%) 348(=)
2020-10-27
16,243(+0.27%) 348(=)
2020-10-28
16,285(+0.26%) 348(=)
2020-10-29
16,325(+0.25%) 348(=)
2020-10-30
16,415(+0.55%) 349(+1)
2020-10-31
16,432(+0.1%) 349(=)
2020-11-01
16,480(+0.29%) 349(=)
2020-11-02
16,543(+0.38%) 349(=)
2020-11-03
16,661(+0.71%) 349(=)
2020-11-04
16,698(+0.22%) 349(=)
2020-11-05
16,770(+0.43%) 349(=)
2020-11-06
16,819(+0.29%) 349(=)
2020-11-07
16,908(+0.53%) 349(=)
2020-11-08
16,954(+0.27%) 349(=)
2020-11-09
16,971(+0.1%) 349(=)
2020-11-10
16,997(+0.15%) 350(+1)
2020-11-11
17,036(+0.23%) 350(=)
2020-11-12
17,056(+0.12%) 350(=)
2020-11-13
17,093(+0.22%) 350(=)
2020-11-14
17,097(+0.02%) 350(=)
2020-11-15
17,123(+0.15%) 353(+3)
2020-11-16
17,187(+0.37%) 353(=)
2020-11-17
17,243(+0.33%) 353(=)
2020-11-18
17,280(+0.21%) 356(+3)
2020-11-19
17,350(+0.41%) 356(=)
2020-11-20
17,373(+0.13%) 356(=)
2020-11-21
17,394(+0.12%) 356(=)
2020-11-22
17,424(+0.17%) 357(+1)
2020-11-23
17,454(+0.17%) 357(=)
2020-11-24
17,466(+0.07%) 357(=)
2020-11-25
17,535(+0.4%) 357(=)
2020-11-26
17,553(+0.1%) 357(=)
2020-11-27
17,569(+0.09%) 357(=)
2020-11-28
17,589(+0.11%) 357(=)
2020-11-29
17,608(+0.11%) 357(=)
2020-11-30
17,647(+0.22%) 357(=)
2020-12-01
17,665(+0.1%) 357(=)
2020-12-02
17,700(+0.2%) 357(=)
2020-12-03
17,730(+0.17%) 357(=)
2020-12-04
17,857(+0.72%) 364(+7)
2020-12-05
17,898(+0.23%) 364(=)
2020-12-06
17,916(+0.1%) 364(=)
2020-12-07
17,931(+0.08%) 364(=)
2020-12-08
17,963(+0.18%) 364(=)
2020-12-09
18,062(+0.55%) 364(=)
2020-12-10
18,091(+0.16%) 364(=)
2020-12-11
18,161(+0.39%) 365(+1)
2020-12-12
18,217(+0.31%) 366(+1)
2020-12-13
18,274(+0.31%) 367(+1)
2020-12-14
18,322(+0.26%) 367(=)
2020-12-15
18,428(+0.58%) 368(+1)
2020-12-16
18,456(+0.15%) 369(+1)
2020-12-17
18,504(+0.26%) 369(=)
2020-12-18
18,575(+0.38%) 373(+4)
2020-12-19
18,620(+0.24%) 373(=)
2020-12-20
18,716(+0.52%) 373(=)
2020-12-21
18,768(+0.28%) 375(+2)
2020-12-22
18,881(+0.6%) 379(+4)
2020-12-23
19,122(+1.3%) 380(+1)
2020-12-24
19,234(+0.59%) 381(+1)
2020-12-25
19,571(+1.8%) 381(=)
2020-12-26
19,671(+0.51%) 382(+1)
2020-12-27
19,834(+0.83%) 383(+1)
2020-12-28
19,943(+0.55%) 384(+1)
2020-12-29
20,177(+1.2%) 385(+1)
2020-12-30
20,462(+1.4%) 386(+1)
2020-12-31
20,725(+1.3%) 388(+2)
2021-01-01
20,997(+1.3%) 390(+2)
2021-01-02
21,230(+1.1%) 392(+2)
2021-01-03
21,582(+1.7%) 394(+2)
2021-01-04
21,993(+1.9%) 398(+4)
2021-01-05
22,645(+3%) 412(+14)
2021-01-06
23,495(+3.8%) 417(+5)
2021-01-07
24,297(+3.4%) 423(+6)
2021-01-08
25,326(+4.2%) 441(+18)
2021-01-09
26,567(+4.9%) 464(+23)
2021-01-10
27,728(+4.4%) 469(+5)
2021-01-11
28,596(+3.1%) 471(+2)
2021-01-12
29,757(+4.1%) 495(+24)
2021-01-13
31,100(+4.5%) 509(+14)
2021-01-14
32,800(+5.5%) 514(+5)
2021-01-15
34,278(+4.5%) 527(+13)
2021-01-16
36,074(+5.2%) 537(+10)
2021-01-17
37,605(+4.2%) 546(+9)
2021-01-18
38,207(+1.6%) 559(+13)
2021-01-19
39,515(+3.4%) 578(+19)
2021-01-20
40,949(+3.6%) 585(+7)
2021-01-21
42,213(+3.1%) 597(+12)
2021-01-22
43,333(+2.7%) 610(+13)
2021-01-23
44,592(+2.9%) 627(+17)
2021-01-24
45,337(+1.7%) 639(+12)
2021-01-25
46,146(+1.8%) 660(+21)
2021-01-26
47,622(+3.2%) 672(+12)
2021-01-27
48,911(+2.7%) 688(+16)
2021-01-28
50,319(+2.9%) 705(+17)
2021-01-29
51,624(+2.6%) 728(+23)
2021-01-30
53,352(+3.3%) 745(+17)
2021-01-31
54,217(+1.6%) 763(+18)
2021-02-01
55,042(+1.5%) 780(+17)
2021-02-02
56,233(+2.2%) 794(+14)
2021-02-03
57,489(+2.2%) 804(+10)
2021-02-04
59,003(+2.6%) 812(+8)
2021-02-05
60,427(+2.4%) 828(+16)
2021-02-06
61,427(+1.7%) 839(+11)
2021-02-07
62,633(+2%) 853(+14)
2021-02-08
63,573(+1.5%) 869(+16)
2021-02-09
64,610(+1.6%) 881(+12)
2021-02-10
65,573(+1.5%) 901(+20)
2021-02-11
66,598(+1.6%) 914(+13)
2021-02-12
67,681(+1.6%) 931(+17)
2021-02-13
68,454(+1.1%) 940(+9)
2021-02-14
69,437(+1.4%) 951(+11)
2021-02-15
70,248(+1.2%) 959(+8)
2021-02-16
70,823(+0.82%) 974(+15)
2021-02-17
71,677(+1.2%) 983(+9)
2021-02-18
72,467(+1.1%) 991(+8)
2021-02-19
73,203(+1%) 1,002(+11)
2021-02-20
73,894(+0.94%) 1,016(+14)
2021-02-21
74,503(+0.82%) 1,020(+4)
2021-02-22
75,027(+0.7%) 1,031(+11)
2021-02-23
75,582(+0.74%) 1,040(+9)
2021-02-24
76,484(+1.2%) 1,051(+11)
2021-02-25
77,171(+0.9%) 1,059(+8)
2021-02-26
77,639(+0.61%) 1,066(+7)
2021-02-27
78,202(+0.73%) 1,081(+15)
2021-02-28
78,534(+0.42%) 1,091(+10)
2021-03-01
79,002(+0.6%) 1,098(+7)
2021-03-02
79,557(+0.7%) 1,104(+6)
2021-03-03
80,090(+0.67%) 1,108(+4)
2021-03-04
80,687(+0.75%) 1,109(+1)
2021-03-05
81,341(+0.81%) 1,113(+4)
2021-03-06
82,011(+0.82%) 1,116(+3)
2021-03-07
82,421(+0.5%) 1,124(+8)
2021-03-08
82,655(+0.28%) 1,132(+8)
2021-03-09
82,897(+0.29%) 1,137(+5)
2021-03-10
83,333(+0.53%) 1,140(+3)
2021-03-11
83,913(+0.7%) 1,148(+8)
2021-03-12
84,240(+0.39%) 1,149(+1)
2021-03-13
84,474(+0.28%) 1,153(+4)
2021-03-14
84,797(+0.38%) 1,158(+5)
2021-03-15
84,950(+0.18%) 1,164(+6)
2021-03-16
85,240(+0.34%) 1,167(+3)
2021-03-17
85,502(+0.31%) 1,170(+3)
2021-03-18
85,889(+0.45%) 1,175(+5)
2021-03-19
86,059(+0.2%) 1,178(+3)
2021-03-20
86,273(+0.25%) 1,178(=)
2021-03-21
86,449(+0.2%) 1,179(+1)
2021-03-22
86,535(+0.1%) 1,182(+3)
2021-03-23
86,779(+0.28%) 1,185(+3)
2021-03-24
86,993(+0.25%) 1,187(+2)
2021-03-25
87,318(+0.37%) 1,191(+4)
2021-03-26
87,583(+0.3%) 1,194(+3)
2021-03-27
87,727(+0.16%) 1,198(+4)
2021-03-28
87,872(+0.17%) 1,200(+2)
2021-03-29
88,012(+0.16%) 1,200(=)
2021-03-30
88,199(+0.21%) 1,202(+2)
2021-03-31
88,418(+0.25%) 1,208(+6)
2021-04-01
88,549(+0.15%) 1,212(+4)
2021-04-02
88,730(+0.2%) 1,215(+3)
2021-04-03
88,800(+0.08%) 1,215(=)
2021-04-04
88,930(+0.15%) 1,220(+5)
2021-04-05
89,009(+0.09%) 1,222(+2)
2021-04-06
89,071(+0.07%) 1,224(+2)
2021-04-07
89,386(+0.35%) 1,224(=)
2021-04-08
89,592(+0.23%) 1,225(+1)
2021-04-09
89,783(+0.21%) 1,226(+1)
2021-04-10
89,918(+0.15%) 1,226(=)
2021-04-11
90,029(+0.12%) 1,226(=)
2021-04-12
90,064(+0.04%) 1,227(+1)
2021-04-13
90,218(+0.17%) 1,229(+2)
2021-04-14
90,389(+0.19%) 1,229(=)
2021-04-15
90,532(+0.16%) 1,230(+1)
2021-04-16
90,750(+0.24%) 1,233(+3)
2021-04-17
90,844(+0.1%) 1,234(+1)
2021-04-18
90,918(+0.08%) 1,235(+1)
2021-04-19
90,942(+0.03%) 1,236(+1)
2021-04-20
91,042(+0.11%) 1,236(=)
2021-04-21
91,119(+0.08%) 1,238(+2)
2021-04-22
91,189(+0.08%) 1,240(+2)
2021-04-23
91,251(+0.07%) 1,245(+5)
2021-04-24
91,317(+0.07%) 1,245(=)
2021-04-25
91,358(+0.04%) 1,246(+1)
2021-04-26
91,378(+0.02%) 1,248(+2)
2021-04-27
91,418(+0.04%) 1,249(+1)
2021-04-28
91,484(+0.07%) 1,249(=)
2021-04-29
91,533(+0.05%) 1,250(+1)
2021-04-30
91,586(+0.06%) 1,251(+1)
2021-05-01
91,670(+0.09%) 1,251(=)
2021-05-02
91,693(+0.03%) 1,253(+2)
2021-05-03
91,722(+0.03%) 1,253(=)
2021-05-04
91,804(+0.09%) 1,254(+1)
2021-05-05
91,849(+0.05%) 1,255(+1)
2021-05-06
91,946(+0.11%) 1,256(+1)
2021-05-07
92,004(+0.06%) 1,256(=)
2021-05-08
92,057(+0.06%) 1,257(+1)
2021-05-09
92,092(+0.04%) 1,257(=)
2021-05-10
92,112(+0.02%) 1,257(=)
2021-05-11
92,152(+0.04%) 1,258(+1)
2021-05-12
92,211(+0.06%) 1,259(+1)
2021-05-13
92,262(+0.06%) 1,260(+1)
2021-05-14
92,356(+0.1%) 1,260(=)
2021-05-15
92,409(+0.06%) 1,260(=)
2021-05-16
92,436(+0.03%) 1,260(=)
2021-05-17
92,460(+0.03%) 1,261(+1)
2021-05-18
92,520(+0.06%) 1,263(+2)
2021-05-19
92,630(+0.12%) 1,263(=)
2021-05-20
92,754(+0.13%) 1,265(+2)
2021-05-21
92,920(+0.18%) 1,266(+1)
2021-05-22
93,106(+0.2%) 1,267(+1)
2021-05-23
93,201(+0.1%) 1,268(+1)
2021-05-24
93,279(+0.08%) 1,271(+3)
2021-05-25
93,428(+0.16%) 1,271(=)
2021-05-26
93,627(+0.21%) 1,273(+2)
2021-05-27
93,947(+0.34%) 1,275(+2)
2021-05-28
94,430(+0.51%) 1,275(=)
2021-05-29
94,751(+0.34%) 1,276(+1)
2021-05-30
95,050(+0.32%) 1,278(+2)
2021-05-31
95,263(+0.22%) 1,281(+3)
2021-06-01
95,821(+0.59%) 1,282(+1)
2021-06-02
96,563(+0.77%) 1,284(+2)
2021-06-03
97,388(+0.85%) 1,288(+4)
2021-06-04
98,376(+1%) 1,297(+9)
2021-06-05
99,540(+1.2%) 1,303(+6)
2021-06-06
100,278(+0.74%) 1,308(+5)
2021-06-07
100,765(+0.49%) 1,315(+7)
2021-06-08
101,996(+1.2%) 1,321(+6)
2021-06-09
103,763(+1.7%) 1,324(+3)
2021-06-10
105,909(+2.1%) 1,332(+8)
2021-06-11
107,974(+1.9%) 1,348(+16)
2021-06-12
110,332(+2.2%) 1,365(+17)
2021-06-13
111,746(+1.3%) 1,389(+24)
2021-06-14
113,134(+1.2%) 1,416(+27)
2021-06-15
115,824(+2.4%) 1,444(+28)
2021-06-16
118,850(+2.6%) 1,492(+48)
2021-06-17
122,244(+2.9%) 1,525(+33)
2021-06-18
125,157(+2.4%) 1,554(+29)
2021-06-19
126,973(+1.5%) 1,595(+41)
2021-06-20
129,033(+1.6%) 1,644(+49)
Sources: Zambian Ministry of Health via official Facebook page and Twitter account


March 2020[edit]

As of 17 March, the government had shut all educational institutions and put in place some restrictions on foreign travel.[9] Zambia reported its first 2 cases of COVID-19 in Lusaka on 18 March. The patients were a couple that had travelled to France on holiday.[10] A third case was recorded on 22 March. The patient was a man who had travelled to Pakistan.[11] On 25 March, President Edgar Lungu confirmed a total of 12 cases during a live national address.[12]

During March, 36 persons tested positive. All 36 cases remained active at the end of the month.[13]

April 2020[edit]

Zambia recorded its first death on 2 April.[14] In total during the month, 70 persons tested positive and three died. The number of confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak reached 106. The number of active cases at the end of the month was 48 (an increase by 33% from March).[15]

May 2020[edit]

By 5 May, the number of COVID-19 deaths had risen to four.[16]

As of 22 May, Zambia recorded 920 COVID-19 positive cases against 20,011 people screened and tested. The president Edgar Lungu confirmed that the country had recorded 7 deaths and a total number of 336 recoveries.[17][18]

On 23 May, Information Minister Dora Siliya tested positive for COVID-19.[19]

By 27 May, Zambia had recorded a total of 137 new cases in the previous five days, bringing the total to 1,057. Secretary to the Cabinet in Zambia, Dr. Simon Miti, confirmed that the country had recorded 443 recoveries over the previous five days bringing the total to 779. The recorded deaths remained at 7 and the active cases were at 271.[20]

June 2020[edit]

On June 23, the country approved an eight billion kwacha (US$439 million) economic stimulus package through a COVID-19 bond.[21]

In June there were 437 confirmed cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak to 1,594. The death toll rose to 24. By the end of the month there were 241 active cases, a decrease by 11% from the end of May.[22]

July 2020[edit]

There were 4,369 new cases in July, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 5,963. The death toll rose by 127 to 151. The total number of recovered patients reached 3,803. There were 2,009 active cases at the end of the month.[23]

August 2020[edit]

On 19 August, the Vice President of Zambia, Inonge Wina tested positive for COVID-19.[24] The number of confirmed cases more than doubled on August, to 12,097. The death toll increased to 288. There were 340 active cases at the end of the month.[25]

September 2020[edit]

There were 2,618 new cases in September, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 14,715. The death toll rose to 332. The number of recovered patients increased to 13,937, leaving 446 active cases at the end of the month.[26]

October 2020[edit]

There were 1,417 new cases in October, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 16,432. The death toll rose to 349. The number of recovered patients increased to 15,680, leaving 403 active cases at the end of the month.[27]

November 2020[edit]

There were 1,215 new cases in November, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 17,647. The death toll rose to 357. The number of recovered patients increased to 16,998, leaving 292 active cases at the end of the month.[28]

December 2020[edit]

The 501.V2 variant was detected in Zambia on 30 December.[29] There were 3,078 new cases in December, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 20,725. The death toll rose to 388. The number of recovered patients increased to 18,660, leaving 1,677 active cases at the end of the month.[30]

January 2021[edit]

There were 33,492 new cases in January, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 54,217. The death toll nearly doubled to 763. The number of recovered patients increased to 48 thousand, leaving 5,454 active cases at the end of the month.[31]

February 2021[edit]

There were 24,317 new cases in February, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 78,534. The death toll rose to 1,091. The number of recovered patients increased to 74,498, leaving 2,945 active cases at the end of the month.[32]

March 2021[edit]

There were 9,884 new cases in March, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 88,418. The death toll rose to 1,208. The number of recovered patients increased to 84,592, leaving 2,618 active cases at the end of the month.[33]

April 2021[edit]

There were 3,252 new cases in April, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 91,670. The death toll rose to 1,251. The number of recovered patients increased to 90,012, leaving 407 active cases at the end of the month.[34]

May 2021[edit]

There were 4,151 new cases in May, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 95,821. The death toll rose to 1,282. The number of recovered patients increased to 92,039, leaving 2,500 active cases at the end of the month.[35]

Impact on education[edit]

On 17 March 2020, the Zambian government announced that all schools, colleges and universities would be closed on Friday 20 March.[36]

General Education Minister David Mabumba announced that the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation - ZNBC - would open a channel dedicated to the provision of education during the closure of schools. Mr. Mabumba said that the new ZNBC channel would start on 13 April 2020.

Mr Mabumba said for those who cannot access Television there would be other educational programs on radio. The minister said government would further introduce e-learning and other measures to allow pupils access to education.[37]

Authoritarianism[edit]

The Zambian government has been accused of using the pandemic as cover for growing authoritarianism, suspending parliament to prevent the rejection of the Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) Bill that would weaken democratic institutions, as well as shutting down the main private television station on the basis that it refused to run government COVID-19 advertisements for free.[38]

See also[edit]

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