Zimbabwe’s Suspected Cholera Burden Nearing 1000 Mark

CHOLERA could become Zimbabwe’s latest healthcare headache as the country continues to record new suspected infections and deaths related to the Diarrhoeal disease.

By Staff Reporter 

This comes amidst indications that the country has to date recorded 800 cumulative suspected Cholera cases and 18 suspected deaths.

According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), 20 new suspected cholera cases, one suspected death and 23 laboratory confirmed results were reported yesterday.

The suspected cases were reported from Budiriro (3), Glenview (2),beitbridge (2), Buhera (4), Mutare Rural (4) and Chimanimani (5),said the ministry.

As of 06 May 2023, 52 cases were hospitalized. These are admitted at Mutare City (2), Buhera (5),Mutare Rural (9), Chimanimani (7), Mutasa (1) in Manicaland Province, Beitbridge (3) Hospital CTC in Matabeleland South Province, Mwenezi (6), Gutu (1) in Masvingo Province, and BRIDH (14) in Harare Province and Bindura District (3) in Mash Central Province, Fairbridge (1) Matabeleland North.

Tests done: 220 RDT done, 101 RDT positive (45.9 % positivity) and Culture 470 culture done, 242 culture positive (48.7 % positivity). Zero New recoveries were recorded: National Recovery Rate is at 92 % & cases in-care 52.

As of 10 May, 2023, Zimbabwe has recorded 800 suspected cholera cases, 242 confirmed cases, 725 recoveries,
5 Confirmed deaths and 18 suspected deaths.

Meanwhile, Manicaland currently leads in terms of cumulative suspected cases having recorded a total 262 as at May 10, 2023. Harare comes second with 112 suspected cases.

To date, a total 17 cholera hotspot districts in the country have been identified. These are Buhera, Chegutu, Chikomba, Chimanimani, Chipinge, Chitungwiza, Chiredzi, Harare, Gokwe North, Marondera, Mazowe, Shamva, Mutare, Murehwa, Mwenezi, Seke and Wedza.

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