By Collins Chama
Zambia has recorded 7-hundred and 45 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
And Health Minister Jonas Chanda has announced that the country has recorded 12 new deaths due to coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
Dr. Chanda announced this at a media briefing in Kitwe today after touring Kitwe Teaching Hospital.
The Minister said the cumulative number of deaths arising from the pandemic now stands at 6-hundred and 39.
He stated that the country currently has 8-thousand 7-hundred and 38 active Covid-19 cases in its health facilities.
And Dr Chanda has cautioned members of the public against being hoodwinked into believing cheap and fake news on social media platforms regarding the pandemic.
The Minister noted with regret that social media has now become a conduit for negative and falsehoods.