Malaria has to date reportedly killed more than 150 people in Zimbabwe with over 92 000 cases having thus far been recorded this year.
By Staff Reporter
The disease according to the Ministry of Health and Child Care Weekly Diseases Surveillance report for the period 17 to 23 October was endemic in Mashonaland East and Mashonaland Central as each provinces had more than 400 cases recorded.
“Meanwhile, the 2022 cumulative cases for Malaria stand at 92 310 and 151 deaths,” the Ministry of Health and Child Care said
The Health and Child Care Ministry said in the week under discussion, there were over 1 600 cases in the country. Four people succumbed to malaria during the period.
“According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care Weekly Diseases Surveillance report for the period 17 to 23 October, Zimbabwe recorded 1 650 malaria cases and 4 malaria deaths during the same week. Mashonaland East and Mashonaland Central Provinces recorded the highest number of cases of 658 and 457, respectively, while the deaths were from Murewa District, Guruve District and Harare which recorded 2, 1 and 1 death, respectively,” said the Health Ministry.
Over 12 percent of the cases were from children under five.
“Of the reported cases, 210 (12.7 %) were from the under 5 year-olds category,” said the Health Ministry.