Zimbabwe’s new Covid-19 cases Tuesday surged to 4 031, up from 2 555 the previous day, although deaths remained at a suppressed five.
This is according to a Covid-19 update released Tuesday by the health ministry.
The figure is the highest since the first case of the pandemic was confirmed early last year.
According to the ministry, as of 6 December 2021 at 3pm, there were 226 hospitalised cases.
“New admissions were 52, asymptomatic 13, mild to moderate 173, severe 39 and 1 in intensive care unit,” said the ministry.
“As at 07 December 2021, Zimbabwe had 145 632 confirmed cases, including 129 006 recoveries and 4 718 deaths. To date, a total of 3 896 589 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19.”
Harare remains the epicentre of the pandemic with 31 397 cumulative cases to date and 1 528 related deaths.
The second highest is Mashonaland West with 17 164 and 498 deaths.
Of the five deaths recorded Tuesday, four are from Harare and one from Mashonaland West.
Zimbabwe has moved to tighten its Covid-19 restrictions with curfew hours increased while business hours have also been reduced.
There are fears that with the continued increase in new cases, the country could be gliding towards the fourth wave of the dreaded pandemic.