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CORONAVIRUS: Why Zambia is failing to kill the virus

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ZAMBIA, 114 deaths from COVID-19, 41 patients on oxygen and five being supported by ventilators, we ask why the cases are rising.

As COVID-19 spreads in Zambia, we find out how the country’s healthcare system is coping with increasing number of cases. At the time of producing the programme, the University Teaching Hospital UTH’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) had 35 patients – all of them were being supported by oxygen to breathe.

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