Malawi COVID Situation Update No.43 - 6 August 2021
06 August 2021
This is the 43rd Situation Report on COVID-19 response in Malawi as of 6 August 2021. It is produced by the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Malawi.
COVID-19 vaccine uptake is increasing. Out of 622,218 doses administered by Malawi since March, over 190,000 have been administered in the last two weeks following the arrival of 192,000 AstraZeneca doses on 24th July via COVAX.
Malawi plans to vaccinate 20% of its population in the initial vaccination phase supported by COVAX. So far, less than 3% of the population has been vaccinated.
301,800 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccine are expected to be delivered in Malawi on August 7 from COVAX.
A revised National COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Strategy and Plan for July 2020 – June 2021 has been published by Malawi Government.
In view of the third wave, the Government of Malawi is enforcing COVID-19 Level 3 control measures, reintroduced in July 2021.