Cholera cases continue to rise. Two hundred and sixty five (265) cumulative cases have been reported as of 15 January 2018 across the country with the highest number coming from Karonga at 196 cases.
Other districts affected include Kasungu-1, Dowa-4, Nkhatabay-18, Lilongwe- 37, and Salima-9. However, new cases for the past five days have only been recorded in Karonga and Lilongwe.
Since the start of the outbreak in November last year, four deaths, all from Karonga have been recorded with one community death and the other three facility deaths. It is important to note that all these deaths occurred in the initial stages of the outbreak.
A total of 15 cholera patients are still admitted in the affected districts.
Currently, intervention to curb the outbreak include intensive sensitisation, intensive surveillance, contact follow ups, treatment of water and door to door campaigns aiming to reach out to every household.