Zim records 107 new Covid-19 cases

Zimbabwe has recorded 107 new Covid-19 cases which bring the country’s active cases to 1 323, the Ministry of Health and Child Care reported in its latest update.

The highest new cases were recorded in Masvingo with 64 new cases followed by Bulawayo which recorded 22 new cases. 

Harare recorded 15 new cases, Matabeleland North recorded three new cases, Mashonaland West recorded two new cases while Midlands had a record of one case. 

“107 new cases (All local) and no deaths reported (These cases included 23 from Masvingo whose samples were collected yesterday, and results were reported today). The 7 day rolling average for new cases rose to 110 today from 97 yesterday,” said the Ministry of Health and Child Care. 

The ministry said three areas, Kariba, Karoi and Kwekwe have been put under localised lockdown.

The ministry said 1 367 Covid-19 tests were done which saw the increase of the Covid-19 positivity percentage also increasing to 7.9 percent. 

“12 new recoveries: National recovery rate stands at 93 percent and active cases go up to 1 323,” said the Ministry. 

They added that as of 13 June 2021, Zimbabwe has recorded 39 959 cases, 37 004 recoveries and 1 632 deaths. 

“Vaccination update: 967 received their first dose today bringing cumulative for first dose to 693 147 while 2 693 received their second dose bringing cumulative for second dose to 414 911 (as at 16 00hrs),” said the Ministry of Health and Child Care. 

Of the 1 323 active cases, most active cases are concentrated in Harare which has 450 active cases followed by Mashonaland West with 267 active cases. 

Bulawayo has 160 active cases, Matabeleland South has 138 active cases, Masvingo has 128 active cases, Matabeleland North has 52 active cases while Midlands has 49 active cases, Manicaland has 39 active cases, Mashonaland East has 29 active cases and Mashonaland Central has only 11 active cases. 

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