COVID-19 deaths on the rise in Zimbabwe

BY ZBC Reporter

While the national recovery rate stands at 80%, Zimbabwe has seen an increase in the number of deaths, with 13 new deaths being recorded this Wednesday following the 11 recorded on Tuesday.

The total number of deaths now stands at 179, with 103 of these being in Harare.

Of the 13 new deaths announced by the Ministry of Health and Child Care, 10 were in Harare, two in Matabeleland South and one in Mashonaland East.

55 new cases were recorded this Wednesday taking the cumulative total to 6 251.

The number of active cases now stands at 1071 following an increase in the number of recoveries by 40 to 5 001.

Harare remains the worst-hit province with 2 498 cases and 103 deaths, although it has recorded 1 962 recoveries. Bulawayo has 1 260 cases, 29 deaths and 1 140 recoveries while Matabeleland South has 632 cases, four deaths and 436 recoveries.