29 more people succumb to Covid-19

Twenty-nine more people succumbed to Covid-19 related complications yesterday while 444 new cases were recorded, the Ministry of Health and Child Care has reported.

In its latest update, the Ministry indicated that cases in the previously designated hotspot areas have been declining due to public health control measures that are being implemented.

“444 new cases (all local) and 29 deaths reported today (7 day rolling average) for new cases falls to 526 today from 537 yesterday,” the ministry said.

According to the report 27 236 people received their first dose yesterday bringing the total number of people who have received their first dose to 2 091 550 while 29 491 received their second dose bringing the cumulative for second dose to 1 254 206.

Of the 7 294 tests conducted yesterday, the positivity rate was 6.1 percent.

“1 228:new recoveries: National recovery rate stands at 82 percent and active cases go down to 17 843,” read the report.

As of yesterday, Zimbabwe has recorded 120 532 cases, 98 551 recoveries and 4 138 deaths.

Of the 29 deaths recorded yesterday, Harare recorded the highest number of deaths with 11 deaths.

Bulawayo recorded seven deaths, Mashonaland Central recorded five deaths, Mashonaland West recorded two deaths while Mashonaland East, Midlands, Masvingo and Matabeleland North all recorded one fatality each.

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