Zimbabwe’s Coronavirus (Covid-19) positive cases increase (STATEMENT)

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The Ministry of Health and Child Care on Saturday reported one more COVID-19 positive case to take the number of confirmed cases to 35.

In its coronavirus (COVID-19) update for 8 May 2020 released on Saturday morning, the Ministry of Health said more details on the latest confirmed case will be given in the next update.

The latest update reads in part:

The Ministry would like to report that today [8 May 2020], 624 rapid screening tests and 460 PCR tests were done in the public sector. Additionally, 140 PCR tests were done in the private sector giving a total of 600 PCR tests done today.

One of the PCR tests done in Harare today was positive for COVID-19, whilst the National TB Reference Lab in Bulawayo is expected to resume PCR testing on the 9th May 2020. More details on the latest confirmed case to be given in tomorrow’s update.

Therefore, to date, Zimbabwe now has thirty-five confirmed cases, including nine recoveries and four deaths.

Cumulatively, a total of 10 218 rapid screening tests and 8 741 PCR diagnostic tests have been done to date…

The Ministry continues to be on HIGH alert to the COVID-19 pandemic and would like to remind the nation the most effective ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 are to practise good personal hygiene, always wear a face mask in public places and exercise social distancing.


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