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Zimbabwe Covid-19 death toll hits 179

By Almot Maqolo

Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 death toll increased to 179 after the country recorded 13 new fatalities on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said. The fatalities, ten of which were in the capital Harare, came on the back of 55 new confirmed cases, taking the tally of infections to 6251. The other Deaths are from Mashonaland East and Matabeleland South.

“No new cases reported in Harare and Bulawayo but Harare reports 10 deaths to go past 100 deaths in Harare alone,” the ministry said. Harare now has the highest number of cases per capita followed by Bulawayo and Matabeleland South. Also, Harare has the highest number of deaths per capita followed by Bulawayo, Manicaland rising.

The health ministry said most deaths are between 40 and 80 years of Age. “There are more deaths from males as age rises.” The number of people who have recovered from the virus increased by 40 to 5001, leaving 1071 active cases. National Recovery rate stands at 80%. Coronavirus has invaded all aspects of the Zimbabwean life from communities to companies, which have been forced to scale down operations. The country has done a cumulative total of 196 791 Covid-19 tests to date since the onset of the disease in March.

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