Zim Hospitalized Cases Shoot Through The Roof

THE number of COVID-19 patients admitted in health institutions in Zimbabwe has ballooned in the past few weeks owing to the high infectiousness of the new Delta variant that is currently dominant in the country.

By Michael Gwarisa

According to the ministry of health and child care (MoHCC) daily situation report of July 12, 2021, a total 753 COVID-19 patients are currently under institutional admission.

As of 11 July, 2021, there were 753 hospitalized cases. New admissions 90, Asymptomatic 209 mild to moderate 439, severe 77 and 28 in Intensive Care Units (ICUs),” said the Ministry of Health.

A total 2 661 new COVID cases were reported yesterday including 51 deaths. A total 30 332 received their first vaccine dose yesterday bringing the cumulative for first dose to 926 312 while 10 139 received their second dose.

Even though the number of vaccinated people is going up, Dr Grant Murewanhema a local Epidemiologist and Public Health Expert however said the number of admissions were cause for concern.

“Over 30000 received their first dose of the vaccine today. Worrisome numbers of hospitalized patients. See how the numbers are going up across all the provinces and we are expecting a very cold spell this week.”

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