THE country’s COVID-19 cases have been on an upward trend over the past few days post the just ended Easter Holidays with majority of cases having been recorded in one boarding school in Matebeleland South.
According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily Situation Reports (SITREPs), for the past three days, cases have been increasing at an unprecedented rate. As at April 7, 2021, 18 new Covid-19 cases were recorded before they jumped to 68 on April, 2021 and 95 new cases on April, 9 2021, bringing the total number of active COVID-19 cases to 781.
95 new cases all local and three deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Seven day rolling average for new cases rises to 22 from 15 yesterday. 78 new cases are from one boarding school in Mat South,” said the MoHCC.
Meanwhile, Vaccination numbers continue to go up amidst indications that 11 694 received their first dose today, bringing the cumulative number of those the first dose to 178 237. 834 received their second dose today bringing the cumulative number of those that have received the second dose to 27 968.
“As at 8 April, at 15:00 hrs., there were 24 hospitalized cases. Asymptomatic 0, mild to moderate 13, severe 8 and 3 in intensive care units. 17 new recoveries were reported today, national recovery rate stands at 93.8% and active cases go up to 781. As at April 9, 2021, Zimbabwe has now recorded 37 831 cases, 34 831 recoveries and 1535 deaths.”