Coronavirus: Zim COVID-19 cases rise to 5

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  • Two more cases of COVID-19 positive people recorded on Thursday
  • The third case recuperating at Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital
  • Government urges citizens to abide to precautionary measures

THE  confirmed cases of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Zimbabwe has risen to five, a senior government official has revealed.

There is only one casualty who died on Monday and was buried the following day.

The latest statistics were announced  by the Health and Child Care permanent secretary Agnes Mahomva  on Thursday.

In a statement, Mahomva said out of 165 tests conducted as of Thursday, five are positive, 159 negative and one inconclusive.

“The ministry would like to report that today (Thursday) the National Microbiological Reference Laboratory tested 65 samples. Two of these tested positive for Covid-19.

“Among the 65 samples tested today, was the repeat test for the sample from the individual whom we reported previously as having received an inconclusive result. Today he tested negative for covid-19. Therefore, to date, Zimbabwe has five confirmed cases of covid-19, including one death,” she said.

The third case is recuperating at Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital.

The latest statistics availed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that there were more than 410 000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 18 000 deaths reported globally.

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