UNICEF Malawi COVID-19 Situation Report 10 August

COVID-19 in Malawi

Rev William Tembo, General Secretary for CCAP Livingstonia Synod, getting vaccinated at Mzuzu Central Hospital, 11 March 2021
UNICEF Malawi/2020/Madalitso Mvula


  • During this reporting period, the country continued to register high numbers of new COVID-19 cases. Unlike the trend during the first and second waves there has been a shift in the age group of those affected to young people between the age of 18 to 35 years including two per cent of children under five years of age.
  • A considerable increase in the number of patients requiring using Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) has been observed consequently increasing the demand for oxygen.
  • On 7 August 2021, Malawi received 302,400 doses of the Johnson & Johnson's vaccines bringing the total of vaccine doses so far received in the country to 814,000.
  • As of 5 August 2021, 463,236 people had received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose and 158,982 the second dose. The country plans to vaccinate 10.97 million people (60 per cent of the population).
  • As part of the community mobilization interventions, UNICEF supported, 11,059 key influencers including political, religious leaders and young people who have been engaged to promote positive attitudes towards COVID-19 .
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