Zim’s COVID-19 cases rise to 40 after eight new infections

By Xinhua

HARARE: The ministry of health and child care has confirmed 40 COVID-19 cases after eight new infections were recorded in the past two days.

Two positive cases were recorded on Tuesday in Bulawayo, the country’s second largest city, and six in the capital Harare on Wednesday.

The total confirmed cases include five recoveries and four deaths, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said in an update early Thursday morning.

Harare leads with a total of 19 confirmed cases, followed by Bulawayo with 12.

The two reported cases in Bulawayo resulted from local transmission.

“Both cases are recovering under self-isolation at home,” the ministry said.

The country has so far conducted 7,642 screening and diagnostic tests for COVID-19.