Covid-19: Confirmed cases in Zimbabwe jump to 17
By Health Reporter
ZIMBABWE’S confirmed coronavirus infections rose to 17, with the latest three cases all coming from Bulawayo.
In a routine update on the pandemic Monday, the Health and Child Care Ministry said the new cases involved three women of the ages 34, 52 and 79.
According to the ministry, the 34-year-old woman who is identified as case number 15 has no history of any recent travel or any contact with a confirmed case.
Authorities said she was a “stable condition, with mild disease and is self-isolating at home”.
“Case 16 is a 52-year-old female resident of Bulawayo, who was a direct contact of the late, case number 11,” said the ministry, adding that she consulted with RRT presenting with a 3-day history of headache.
She is reportedly in “stable, mild with disease and is self-isolating at home”.
The 79-year-old victim who also stays in the same-gated community where the late, case number 11 stayed denies any contact with the late.
“She consulted with the local RRT presenting with a history of cough and difficulty in breathing,” authorities said.
Since the outbreak, the country has conducted tests on 604 individuals with 587 found to be negative.
Three of the 17 confirmed cases have resulted in death.