Zimbabwe Covid-19 cases shoot above 500

indafrica June 23, 2020
Updated 2020/06/23 at 3:18 AM

ZIMBABWE this Monday recorded 23 more COVID-19 cases bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 512.

Of the 23 new positive cases, 21 are returnees from South Africa while while two are local cases and all have since been isolated.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health and Child care noted that all the local cases are contacts of known confirmed cases.

To date Zimbabwe has conducted 63 347 COVID-19 tests and has 442 active cases, 64 have recovered while six deaths have been recorded since the onset of the outbreak in March this year.

Harare Province has the most number of cases at 156 followed by Bulawayo with 52 confirmed cases.

Mashonaland Central remains the least affected with only eight cases to date.

The bulk of Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 cases have been returnees from the region and abroad and the government is on high alert to ensure all returnees are quarantined upon return until they have satisfied all
testing measures as outlined by the WHO.

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