Covid-19 infections slow down


Harare-(New Ziana)- New Covid-19 cases in Zimbabwe continue to decrease, as the vicious second wave which saw the country suffer record number of infections and deaths slows down.

In its latest update released on Saturday, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said 59 new cases and 5 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

“All 59 are local cases; Bulawayo had the highest today with 23,” it said.

“130 new recoveries were reported. Recovery rate stands at 85.7 percent and active cases go down to 3617 today. As of 13 February 2021, Zimbabwe has now recorded 35 104 cases, 30 089 recoveries and 1 398 deaths.”

The seven day rolling average for new cases fell to 88 from 102 on Friday.

However, of the active cases 101 patients were hospitalised with asymptomatic, mild to moderate and severe disease as of 12 February 2021.

Meanwhile, an Air Zimbabwe jet is currently in Beijing, China to transport COVID-19 vaccines donated by that country.

“Air Zimbabwe plane has already landed in Beijing and will transport 200 000 doses of vaccines donated by China back to Zimbabwe tomorrow morning,” a senior Chinese embassy official, Zhao Baogang tweeted.
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