Covid-19 cases jump to 40

Coronavirus

STAFF WRITER

Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 cases have soured to 40 after eight new infections were recorded in the past two days.

Two positive cases were recorded on Tuesday in Bulawayo, the country’s second largest city, and six in the capital Harare on Wednesday – the highest number of cases recorded in a single day to date.

The 40 cases include five recoveries and four deaths, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said in an update early Thursday morning.

Harare has the biggest disease burden with a total of 19 confirmed cases, followed by Bulawayo with 12.

The two reported cases involving a 70-year-old and 27-year-old in Bulawayo resulted from local transmission. They both have mild disease.

“Both cases are recovering under self-isolation at home,” the ministry said.

The country has so far conducted 7,642 screening and diagnostic tests for COVID-19.

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