Covid-19 deaths in Zimbabwe now at three

By ZBC Reporter
THE number of persons who have died from the Covid-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe is now three following the death of a 50 year old male patient admitted in the Intensive Care Unit at Wilkins Hospital in Harare this Wednesday evening.
The Ministry of health and Child Care says confirmed Covid-19 cases remain at 11 following the testing of 18 samples this Wednesday which all tested negative for the coronavirus.
The deceased male who is a resident of Harare had travelled to the United Kingdom and returned home on the 21st of March 2020.
In a Statement the Ministry of Health and Child care said the man started exhibiting mild symptoms and contacted the local Rapid Response team on the 1st of April 2020. He was diagnosed of Covid-19 on the 2nd of April.
From there he was managed from home until his condition deteriorated and was admitted at Wilkins Hospital on the 7th of April.
Zimbabwe is currently on a 21 day lockdown which began last Monday, the 30th of March in a move aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
The Covid-19, which was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation was first diagnosed in Wuhan China, last December and has since spread to many countries across the world claiming lives of over 70 000 people. China, Italy, United States and Spain are the countries most affected.