Zim Now Has More Than 2000 COVID-19 Cases, Daily Local Transmissions Increase Drastically

ZIMBABWE today recorded 214 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 2034 with majority of the cases being local transmissions.

By Michael Gwarisa

According to the ministry of health and child care daily COVID-19 update, at least 90 of the cases recorded today were all local transmissions and they are yet to ascertain the source of other local transmissions.

214 cases tested positive for COVID-19 today. These include returnees from South Africa (123), Zambia (10) and 90 local cases who are isolated.

“15 of the local transmission are contacts of known confirmed cases. Investigations are underway to establish the source of infection for the other 75 cases,” said the sitrep.

19 recovered were cases reported in Matabeleland South Province and three from Mashonaland East.

“Today 1591 Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) screening tests and 1076  PCR diagnostic tests were done. The cumulative number of tests done to date is 107 788 (64 180 RDT and 43 608 PCR). Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak on March 20, 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 2034, recovered 510, active cases 1498 and 26 deaths.”

Meanwhile, President Emerson Mnangagwa yesterday announced new stringent restrictions in a bid to curb to spread of the virus. Amongst some of the restrictions is a 12 hour Curfew. In the last week alone, we have lost seven Zimbabwean lives to this grim reaper, COVID19.

“This is a moment we all worked hard and prayed hard that it would not come, but it is here. My fellow Zimbabweans, we have to confront this reality that it will take you and I to keep ourselves safe.”

 

 

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