Covid-19 cases at schools recover

Most Covid-19 that had been reported at schools across the country have fully recovered, Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa said Tuesday.

This comes at a time when the number of new Covid-19 cases and deaths are on a decline with three people having died Tuesday while 15 new cases were reported the same day, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 38 448.

Embakwe, Sacred Heart, Prince Edward, and Bonda Mission schools are some of the schools that had experienced an outbreak of the pandemic.

However, speaking during a post cabinet briefing, Mutsvangwa said most cases had recovered.

“Most of the cases recorded at schools in Bulawayo province since the beginning of the current school term have also recovered, with very few remaining active cases,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

According to the Ministry of Health’s daily update on the pandemic, there were 13 new recoveries Tuesday with the national recovery rate standing at 94,2 percent while active cases went down to 648 from 649 the previous day.

The three deaths were reported in Manicaland, Mashonaland West and Masvingo provinces while new cases were reported in Bulawayo, Harare, Manicaland, and Masvingo.

“As at 11 May 2021, Zimbabwe has recorded 38 448 confirmed cases including 336 221 recoveries and 1 579 deaths,” said the Ministry of Health and Child Care in its daily update.

Meanwhile, the inoculation programme is ongoing countrywide with 10 166 people have received their first dose yesterday taking the total number of people who have received their first dose to 539 526.

As of Monday, the Ministry of Health said there were 25 hospitalised Covid-19 patients, three who were asymptomatic, 11 who had mild to moderate symptoms and nine with severe symptoms.

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