No Covid-19 patients at Elangeni & Thorngrove: BCC

The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has disclosed that there are no more Covid-19 patients isolated at Elangeni Training Centre and Thorngrove Infectious Diseases Hospital.

The two centres were identified as the main isolation centres to cater for the second largest city.

Zimbabwe has to date recorded over 6, 000 positive cases of Covid-19 and 166 deaths.

Bulawayo has so far registered over 1, 200 cases and 29 deaths.

Responding to a question on the status of people isolated at Elangeni and Thorngrove isolation centres during the media briefing on Wednesday, the Director of Health Services Dr Edwin Sibanda said there was no one isolated at the two facilities.

BCC public relations officer, Bongiwe Ngwenya, further explained that all who were isolated had since been sent back to their homes.

Meanwhile, during his presentation on the Bulawayo City Council service delivery update on health services the Deputy Director of Engineering Services, Engineer Sikhumbuzo Ncube said the number of people who were isolated at the isolation centres was 14.

 “These are covid-19 surveillance summary reports as of 23August, we can see that we have recorded 11 new cases and zero deaths but the recovery is good,” he said.

Engineer Ncube said the imported cases recorded were at zero while the number of people on self-isolation stood at 278. 

He said Cowdray Park, Emganwini, Nkulumane, Magwegwe, Nketa and part of Entumbane remained the red-hot spot areas although cases were now spreading all over the city.

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