JUST IN: Coronavirus (Covid-19) death toll rises…As cases shoot up in Zimbabwe


The Ministry of Health and Child Care has announced 18 new coronavirus cases, 16 of which are returnees from South Africa, and one death.

The deceased is a male aged 54 from Bulawayo Province with no history of travel and had no co-morbidities. The Ministry said in its update for 7 July 2020:

Eighteen (18) cases tested positive for COVID-19 today. These include returnees from South Africa (16) and 2 local cases who are isolated. Investigations are underway to establish the source of infection for the local cases.

Today we regret to report a facility death of a male aged 54, from Bulawayo Province who tested positive yesterday with no history of travel and had co-morbidities.

New recoveries were reported by the following provinces Harare (12), Masvingo (2) and Midlands (2).

Today 253 RDT screening tests and 312 PCR diagnostic tests were done. The cumulative number of tests done to date is 80 654 (47 086 RDT and 33 568 PCR).

To date the total number of confirmed cases is 734; recovered 197, active cases 528 and 9 deaths, since the onset of the outbreak on 20 March 2020.

— Pindula

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