Harare, (New Ziana) – Zimbabwe has recorded a drastic drop in the number of new Covid-19 infections, with the weekly average now down to 68 from around 200 at the beginning of August, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said on Monday.
The drop in new infections has also been accompanied by a huge number of recoveries in the past month.
On August 30, the country recorded no death and six new cases, the lowest number of new cases in weeks, taking the overall tally of infections to 6 412.
“The seven day rolling average for new cases has fallen from 200 at the beginning of August to 68 today (Sunday),” the health ministry said.
“As of August 30, 2020, Zimbabwe has now recorded 6 412 cases, 5 061 recoveries and 196 deaths.”
Authorities are, however, encouraging citizens to remain vigilant despite the drop in the number of new infections.
Zimbabwe remains under an indefinite level 2 lockdown, which introduced a variety of measures, aimed at minimising spread of the corona virus.
The measures include closure of schools, compulsory wearing of masks in public and mandatory sanitising at retail shops and other public buildings.