Zim Covid-19 cases rise above 700

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Eighteen (18) cases tested positive for coronavirus this Sunday, taking the cumulative number of officially confirmed cases to 716.

In its COVID-19 update on Sunday, 5 July 2020, the Ministry of Health and Child Care also revealed that 181 people have recovered from the disease while 8 people have succumbed to the virus since the first case was detected in March. The Health Ministry said:

Eighteen (18) cases tested positive for COVID-19 today. These include returnees from South Africa (8), Botswana (6), Canada (1), and 3 local cases who are isolated.

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TWO (2) of the local cases are contacts of known confirmed cases, investigations are underway to establish the source of infection for the other case.

Today 1213 RDT screening tests and 411 PCR diagnostic tests were done. The cumulative number of tests done to date is 80 089 46 833 RDT and 33 256 PCR).

To date the total number of confirmed cases is 716; recovered 181, active cases 527, and 8 deaths, since the onset of the outbreak on 20 March 2020.

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