Zim Covid-19 cases continue rising


Harare (New Ziana)-Zimbabwe on Saturday recorded 138 cases of Covid-19, bringing the country’s tally of confirmed infections to 2 434.

In an update, the Ministry of Health and Child Care, said of the new infections, 128 cases were due to local transmissions.

“One hundred and thirty eight (138) cases tested positive for Covid-19 today. These include 128 local cases and 10 returnees from South Africa who are isolated,” it said.

The Health Ministry said two Covid-19 deaths were also recorded, bringing Zimbabwe’s death toll to 34.

“Today we regret to report two institutional deaths from Bulawayo and Mashonaland Central provinces.

“Since the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak on 20 March 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 2 434, recovered 518 , active cases 1 882 and 34 deaths,” said the Ministry.

Cumulatively, Zimbabwe has conducted 118 276 Covid-19 tests.

Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people who fall sick with Covid-19 experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.

The virus that causes Covid-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales.

These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.

One can be infected by breathing in the virus if one is within close proximity of someone who has Covid-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then one’s eyes, nose or mouth.

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