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Zimbabwe's COVID-19 death rate increase to 18

by Staff reporter
12 Jul 2020 at 16:01hrs | Views
THE number of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased to 18 following the death of 5 other people this Saturday.

In a COVID-19 daily update, the Ministry of Health and Child Care announced the death of 5 people from Harare and Bulawayo.

"Today we regret to report 5 deaths, 3 at the community level, and 2 at facility level. These deaths occurred in Harare and Bulawayo province and were detected during routine post mortem as part of our COVID-19 surveillance."

Meanwhile, the number of people testing positive for the Coronavirus continues to rise with 40 people testing positive this Saturday.

"40 cases tested positive for COVID-19 today. These include returnees from South Africa (6), Liberia (4), and 30 local cases who are isolated," the health ministry said in a statement.

The local cases include 10 health care workers from Mpilo hospital in Bulawayo and 3 other health workers from a quarantine facility in Matabeleland South.

5 of the local cases are contacts of known confirmed cases, while investigations are underway to establish the source of infection for the remaining 25.

Since the onset of the outbreak on 20 March 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 982, 320 people have recovered, 644 are active cases and 18 others have died.

Source - zbc