Zim coronavirus cases shoot to 40
By Health Reporter
ZIMBABWE’S Covid-19 cases have shot to 40, after eight more infections were confirmed in Harare and Bulawayo Wednesday.
According to the latest Ministry of Health update on the Covid-19 situation in the country, Harare has recorded six more cases while Bulawayo has an addition of two.
“The Ministry would like to report that two of the PCR tests done in Bulawayo on the 28th of April 2020 were positive for Covid-19,” said the Health Ministry in its update.
“Today, a total of 355 tests were done as shown in table 1 below, giving a total of 7 642 screening and diagnostic tests done to date. All the PCR tests were done in Bulawayo today were negative for COVID-19. Of the PCR tests done in Bulawayo today, six were positive for COVID-19. More details on these cases would be given in tomorrow’s update.”
The ministry added, “Therefore, to date, Zimbabwe now has forty confirmed cases, including five recoveries and four deaths.”
In terms of provincial infections, Matabeleland North has 1, Bulawayo 12, Harare 19, Mashonaland East 5 and Mashonaland West 3.
The jump in the cases would be a worrying development for Zimbabwean authorities who have been battling to tame the scourge during the country’s five-week long lockdown period set to end this coming Sunday.