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Zimbabwe records 13 local Covid-19 cases in 24hrs

Zimbabwe has this Wednesday recorded 13 new local COVID-19 cases and one imported case bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 605.

The imported case is a returnee from South Africa.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said of the 13 local cases, two are contacts to known cases, while investigations are still underway to establish the source of infection for the other eleven cases.

All the cases have since been isolated.

A total of 3 new recoveries were recorded all from Mashonaland East bringing the total number of recoveries to 166. 

This leaves the number of active cases at 432.

Zimbabwe has recorded a total of seven deaths since the onset of the outbreak on the 20th of March this year.

To date, Zimbabwe has conducted 68 400 COVID-19 tests.

The bulk of Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 cases have been returnees from the region and abroad and the government is on high alert to ensure all returnees are quarantined upon return until they have satisfied all testing measures as outlined by the WHO.

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