UNICEF Malawi COVID-19 Situation Report: 3 - 16 Dec 2020

Situation Report
Originally published


Situation in numbers as of 14 December 2020

6,070 confirmed cases
5,491 recoveries
103 cases lost to follow up
242 cases still under investigation
187 deaths
79,223 tested samples
44 active cases


• 7,500 community members have received COVID-19 prevention information from the UNICEF supported COVID-19 quarantine management solution (mQuarantine). The mQuarantine application offers a platform for the Ministry of Health to interact with those in self-isolation & quarantine and track in real-time their conditions, while adhering to infection prevention and control measures.

• On 7 December 2020, the Ministry of Health through the Expanded Programme on Immunization submitted, an application for consideration to receive COVAX vaccine and on 14 December 2020 made a request to GAVI for the ultra-cold chain equipment. The country will focus on 20 percent of the total population (0.3 percent Health workers; 10 percent people with co-morbidities and 9.7 elderly).

• Over 80 journalist and producers attended the meetings that aimed to reinforce understanding of COVID-19 communication approaches and mobilise the media representative to increase COVID-19 risk perception as prevention of a possible second wave.

• 1,350 people have been reached with Mental Health and Psychosocial Support through UNICEF faith-based partner, Nkhoma Synod.