By ZBC Reporter
ZIMBABWE has recorded five more confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the number to 56. The Ministry of Health and Child care issued a COVID-19 update informing the public that the country now has 56 recorded cases.
According to the update issued by the Ministry of Health and Child Care the five new cases included; One returnee from Botswana, 3 Malawian illegal immigrants, and one Harare resident.
“Five(5) cases tested positive for COVID-19 today. These include 1 male returnee from Botswana who is in isolation in Gweru, 3 Malawian immigrants who were intercepted by security authorities, and in isolation in Beitbridge while awaiting deportation to Malawi, and 1 female from Harare,” said Health and Child Care Ministry Permanent Secretary Dr. Agnes Mahomva in the statement.
She said of this Friday 35 112 people have since been tested for Covid-19 with 295 RDT and 110 PCR tests having been carried out this Friday.
“Today 295 RDT screening tests and 110 PCR diagnostic tests were done. The cumulative number of tests done to date is 35 112 (19 918 RDT and 15 194 PCR),” said Health and Child Care Ministry Permanent Secretary.
Harare Province has the highest number of recorded cases at 24 followed by Bulawayo Province with 12 cases. Mashonaland East has 6 cases, Mashonaland West (5), Midlands (4), Masvingo (1), Matabeleland North (1), and Matabeleland South (3).
The country is on Level 2 lockdown for an indefinite period and authorities have been credited for putting in place effective measures to contain the deadly pandemic.
By ZBC Reporter