UNICEF Malawi COVID-19 Situation Report 10 August
COVID-19 in Malawi
- 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 .