Mar 26 2019 In Malawi, 56 people died in heavy rains ahead of the cyclone. On Sunday he said the number of people who needed rescuing had came down dramatically, without giving a figure. The storm has long since subsided over southeast Africa, leaving at least 750 dead from the cyclone and the flooding that followed it. But those waters have created a hotbed of disease, leaving unhygienic conditions and the beginnings of cholera, malaria, and typhoid outbreaks behind, Al Jazeera reports. Malaria is already a major problem in Mozambique, and with towns still flooded, its propagation is 'unavoidable,' Mozambique's land and environment minister Celso Correia said.