Covid-19 cases reach 985

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Covid-19 cases reach 985

Herald Reporter

The number of confirmed infections of Covid-19 tested in Zimbabwe reached 985 by last night, with 18 deaths and 328 confirmed recoveries.

The Ministry of Health and Child Care reported three more cases yesterday, two of returnees from South Africa in quarantine and one local infection, who is a contact of a confirmed case.

On Saturday, the ministry confirmed an extra 40 new infections, 30 of them infected within Zimbabwe although 13 of these were at Mpilo Hospital and three in a Matabeleland South quarantine centre.

There were five deaths reported that day, three within the community and two in facilities.

However, the death figures may be adjusted when the results of the post mortems are ready, since Covid-19 may not be the cause or a contributor to a particular death.

South Africa now has 3 971 confirmed Covid-19 deaths from 264 184 cases.

The number of cases is the ninth worst in the world, although the number of deaths is far less than other countries.


  • comment-avatar
    Wilbert Mukori 2 years ago

    CONFIRMED cases of Covid-19 in Zimbabwe reached 1 034 Monday while deaths rose to 19, the Health Ministry said in its daily update.

    The chickens are coming home to roost; until know we have focus on returnees and would not test among the locals because we wanted to give the impression only the returnees are the problem. We would not even test local patients will covid-19 symptoms!

    Zimbabwe was slow in setting up quarantine centres for newly arrivals and thus allowed the virus to get into the country. The country has been slow in testing, tracing and tracking, especially among the local community, and thus allowed the virus to spread far and wide. Now the country will have to increase the testing to 20 times the present just to track the hotspots and it has no resources. In short the battle to contain corona virus in Zimbabwe is all but lost!