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Covid-19: Zimbabwe reports 48 new cases as it wary of second wave

By Almot Maqolo

Health authorities in Zimbabwe confirmed on Tuesday 48 new coronavirus infections, pushing the tally to 8 945.

The number of active cases, however, is just 521, according to the Ministry of Health. National Recovery rate 91.3%.

“Fort eight new cases and two deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. Seven day rolling average for new cases remains at 48,” said the health ministry in its daily update. Of the 48 new cases, all were caused by local transmission.

A total of 260 people have succumbed to the virus so far.
The country has done a cumulative total of 266 133 Covid-19 tests to date since the onset of the disease in March.

Positive cases reported in Zimbabwe have been mild and as such have not required hospitalization.

Cabinet notes, with concern, that there has been an increase in Covid-19 positive cases over the past two weeks.

“To guard against a second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government through the Ministry of Health and Child Care, is strengthening surveillance and health information management in order to ensure an efficient and effective system to counter such an eventuality,” Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told the media today. 

“Furthermore, awareness campaigns will focus on community engagement using community leaders with support from sub-national structures to foster community responsibility and enforce COVID-19 preventative and precautionary measures.”

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