Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 cases pass 1,000 mark

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa. /Courtesy Photo
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AT Reporter

HARARE – Zimbabwe on Monday confirmed 49 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of registered cases in the country to 1,034.

Of the new cases, 28 are Zimbabwean citizens who returned from South Africa, while the other 21 are local transmissions.

According to Zimbabwe’s ministry of health, seven of the local cases are contacts of known confirmed cases, while the source of infection for the other 14 still remain unknown.

Relatedly, Africa Tembelea has learnt that one more patient has died and 15 others have since recovered from the infection in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of deaths to 19 and recoveries to 343.

To date, 91,103 COVID-19 samples have so far been tested in Zimbabwe.

While addressing an ordinary session of the ruling Zanu-PF Politburo on Friday, Mnangagwa said the rapid escalation in COVID-19 infections required another review of the lockdown regulations.

He, however said the country would continue to strengthen preventive measures, testing and contact tracing.

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