The Ministry of Health has recorded 19 new cholera cases whilst 41 patients are under admission bringing the number to 263 from the time the disease broke out.

Ministry of Health Head Communications and External Relations Stanslous Ngosa disclosed in a statement today that the new cases had been recorded in Chipata Compound, Kanyama and Matero.

“19 new cholera cases have been recorded while 41 patients are currently under admission. The new cases are; Chipata Compound 10 cases, Kanyama six and Matero three. Current admission are Chipata Compound 13, Kanyama 12 and Matero 16. Cumulative cases; Chpata 129, Kanyama 113, Bauleni one, Chawama three and Matero 17. The cumulative number of Cholera cases has since increased to 263 from the time the disease broke out in Lusaka,” Ngosa stated.

He further stated that members of the public should continue adhering to hygiene practices to prevent further spread of the disease.

“The Ministry has continued with provision of chlorine, decontaminating pit latrines, sampling water sources, health promotion and working with stakeholders in improving access to clean and safe drinking water. Members of the public are further reminded to adhere to hygiene practices in order to prevent further spread of cholera,” stated Ngosa.