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LATEST: 41 people succumb to Covid-19

04 Aug, 2021 - 10:08 0 Views
LATEST: 41 people succumb to Covid-19

The Chronicle

Leonard Ncube, Victoria Falls Reporter
FORTY-ONE more people succumbed to Covid-19 while 1 580 new cases were recorded in the country in the last 24-hour reporting cycle.

All cases are local transmissions.

Zimbabwe has 112 435 cumulative cases and 3 676 deaths from Covid-19 since the first case was reported in the country in March last year.

The seven-day rolling average for new cases fell to 1 532 from 1 558 the previous day.

There were 2 150 new recoveries and the National Recovery Rate was 73 percent while active cases went down to 27 189 from 27 800 the previous day.

A total of 11 002 PCR tests were done and positivity was 14,4 percent.

All provinces recorded deaths, with Bulawayo having the highest with 10 deaths, followed by Masvingo and Mashonaland West with nine and five respectively.

Matabeleland North had four deaths while Midlands and Mashonaland Central had three each.

Harare, Manicaland, and Mashonaland East had two deaths each while one was recorded in Matabeleland South.

Harare had the highest number of  new cases (335) followed by Mashonaland
East with 192, Bulawayo 190 and Mashonaland West which had 187.

Manicaland had 156, while Midlands had 153 and 113 were reported in
Matabeleland North.

Masvingo reported 90 new cases, Matabeleland South 89 and 75 were recorded in Mashonaland Central.

The vaccination programme is continuing countrywide with 32 961 people receiving their first jab bringing the cumulative for first dose to 1 707 671 while 34 004 received their second dose bringing the cumulative total to 832 884.

As of August 2, 2021, at 3PM, there were 558 people who were hospitalized. New admissions were 43 and those that were asymptomatic were 164, while 321 had mild to moderate symptoms and those with severe symptoms were 52. Twenty-one were in the Intensive Care Units
(ICU).

“As of 3 August 2021, Zimbabwe has now recorded 112 435 confirmed cases, 81 570 recoveries and 3 676 deaths,” reads the statement from the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

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