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BREAKING: Coronavirus kills Matabeleland South child

by Mandla Ndlovu
15 Jul 2020 at 06:26hrs | Views
A Matabeleland South child has been reported dead after saccumbing to the deadly Coronavirus bringing the number of deaths to 19.

In a statement of Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said, "Today we regret to report a death at facility level. The death occurred in Matabeleland South Province and is of a child who was admitted into hospital on 11 July 2020 with severe pneumonia."

Read their statement below:

Thirty (30) cases tested positive for COVIO-19 today. These include returnees from South Africa (7}, Botswana (3), Lesotho (3), Zambia (1} and 16 local cases who are isolated.

Seven (7) of the local cases are contacts of known confirmed cases. Investigations are underway to establish the source of infection for the remaining 14.

Today we regret to report a death at facility level. The death occurred in Matabeleland South Province and is of a child who was admitted into hospital on 11 July 2020 with severe pneumonia.

Today 1452 RDT screening tests and 693 PCR diagnostic tests were done. The cumulative number of tests done to date is 93248 (55 227 ROT and 38 021 PCR).

Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak on 20 March 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 1034; recovered 343, active cases 673 and 19 deaths.



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