Zim Covid-19 daily infections, deaths, hospitalisations decline

Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 daily infections, deaths and hospitalisations have further declined as the country forges ahead with its mass vaccination programme.

To date over 2.5 million Zimbabweans have received their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccines while 1.6 million have been fully vaccinated with the government targeting to inoculate 10 million citizens by year end.

“Seventy (70) new cases, all local and 11 deaths [were] reported today (yesterday),” said the Ministry of Health and Child Care in its latest update.

“Seven day rolling average for new cases fell to 255 from 268 yesterday (Saturday).

“As of 29 August 2021, Zimbabwe has recorded 124, 437 cases 111, 534 recoveries and 4, 401 deaths.”

A total of 1, 969 tests were conducted on Sunday coming out with a positivity rate of 3, 6 percent while 759 new recoveries were recorded, pushing the national recovery rate to 90 percent.

Active Covid-19 cases have also fallen to 8,502.

“As of 28 August 2021, at 1500 hours there were 217 hospitalised,” said the Ministry of Health, adding 11 patients were in the Intensive Care Units.

All this is happening at a time when the government last week further extended the level 4 lockdown by another two weeks while allowing the phased reopening of schools with examination classes having returned to schools today while the rest are set to resume face to face learning on September 6.

Meanwhile, churches have since been allowed to resume services only for the fully-vaccinated believers.

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