Zimbabwe Vaccine Uptake Jump Fourfold In 24 Hours

LOCAL vaccination numbers for the first dose quadrupled over the past 24 hours as government scales up vaccination in COVID-19  hot-spots.

By Staff Reporter

According to vaccination data from Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), the number of people who received the first dose rose from  2 157 on June 22, 2021 to 8 898 on June 23, 2021.

8 898 received their 1st dose today bringing cumulative for 1st dose to 715 056 while 11 573 received their 2nd dose bringing cumulative for 2nd dose to 451 793.”

The country is also expecting 500 000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine this weekend on June 26, 2021 and another consignment of 2 million doses in the coming weeks a move that is likely to speed up Zimbabwe’s vaccination drive ahead of herd immunity targets of vaccinating at least 60 to 70 percent of the population.

Government has since realigned its vaccination deployment strategy is is now prioritizing confirmed COVID-19 hotspots that have been recording high new infections.

The hotspots include Chibara(18),Doro(18),Nyangoma(20),Chidamoyo(15),Kazangare(16)(Mash west) , Chiredzi(32)Masvingo Province ,Marondera(32)(Mash East),Nkulumane(15), Emakhandeni(29) and Northern Suburbs(31)(Bulawayo).

Meanwhile, 766 new Cases(765 Local& 1 returnee from Tanzania) and one death was reported yesterday from the 5 716 tests that were done. (31 of the 96 cases reported by Mash Central occurred between 17 and 21 June and had not been reported).

Active cases went up to 4 311.. As of 23 June2021, Zimbabwe has recorded 43 480Cases37477 recoveries & 1692 Deaths. 189 new recoveries were recorded and National Recovery rate stands at 86%.

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