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Hospitalised cases of Covid 19 continue to decrease

by Stephen Jakes
04 Apr 2022 at 02:06hrs | Views
Government has revealed that the cases of Covid 19 who get hospitalised continue to decrease in the country, a sign that the nation is not able to manage the pandemic.

In a post cabinet media briefing last week, Minister of Information media and broadcasting Monica Mutsvangwa said the nation is being informed that as at 28 March, 2022, the country's cumulative COVID-19 cases stood at 245 927, with 237 295 recoveries and 5 438 deaths. 

"The recovery rate was 96%, with 3 194 active cases having been recorded. The number of new COVID-19 cases decreased to 1 301 during the week under review, compared to the 2 004 recorded the previous week. The number of cases in need of hospitalisation for COVID-19 continues to decrease, with the country's bed occupancy rate declining to 1.3% during the week under review, from 2.3% the previous week. There were no admissions to intensive care unit," she said. 

"Regarding the national vaccination programme, Cabinet wishes to inform the public that, as at 28 March, 2022, a total of 4 917 541 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered, while 3 498 431 people had received their second dose. A total of 288 693 third doses have been administered to date."

Mutsvangwa said the National Vaccination Blitz saw 481 005 doses being administered between 21 and 25 March, 2022.  Cabinet is encouraging those that have not yet been vaccinated to take advantage of this exercise.

"The nation is also being informed that the total number of COVID-19 cases detected in schools is on the decrease, and the vaccination of learners is in progress across the country. Cabinet has resolved that returning residents and visitors are no longer required to present a negative PCR certificate on arrival at ports of entry," she said.

"Only a valid vaccination certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with any one of the WHO-approved vaccines will suffice.  This is in recognition of the declining COVID-19 new cases, most of which are now very mild or have no symptoms and increasing vaccination coverage. A negative PCR certificate will only be a requirement if the returning resident or visitor is not fully vaccinated. Government wishes to remind all citizens that COVID-19 is still with us and is, therefore,  appealing to all Zimbabweans to continue adhering to the laid down World Health Organisation protocols at all times."

Source - Byo24News