Zim Covid-19 confirmed cases jump to 13
By Staff Reporter
ZIMBABWE’S confirmed cases of coronavirus jumped to 13 Friday following the testing of two more locals who were found with the dreaded virus.
This was announced by the Ministry of Health in its regular update on Covid-19.
According to the ministry, the latest confirmed cases involved two 21-year-old Harare residents who recently travelled to the United Kingdom where they are believed to have contracted the bug.
“The Ministry would like to report that today, the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory tested 25 samples. Two of these tested positive for Covid-19.
“Therefore, to date, Zimbabwe has thirteen confirmed cases of COVID-19 including three deaths.”
The ministry continued, “The two new cases involve 21 year-old male residents of Harare who travelled to the UK together with case #10. As part of contact tracing and follow-up, the local COVID-19 Rapid Response Team visited their homes, and samples were collected for COVID-19 testing.
“Both are clinically stable, with mild disease and under self-isolation at home.”
The ministry urged Zimbabweans to continue practising self-hygiene and social distancing.
The country is currently in its second week of a 21-day national lockdown to prevent the spread of the deadly pandemic.