Andile Tshuma, Chronicle Correspondent
BULAWAYO has recorded another Covid-19 death and seven new positive cases, the only cases recorded in the country yesterday.
In a statement, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said the person who died is a man aged 49 years old.
It said there were four local transmissions, two returnees from South Africa and one from Botswana to make up the seven new Covid-19 cases.
The Health Ministry said three of the local transmissions are contacts of a known confirmed case, while investigations are underway to establish the source of infection for the fourth case.
“We regret to report one facility death of a man aged 49 from Bulawayo province who tested positive today with a history of travel from South Africa and had co-morbidities. Seven cases tested positive for Covid-19 today. These include returnees from South Africa (2) and one returnee from Botswana and four local cases who are isolated.
A total of 121 Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) and 272 PCR tests were done countrywide bringing the total number of tests done so far to 67 105, consisting of 36 734 RDT and 30 371 PCR tests,” reads the statement from the health ministry.
The new cases bring Bulawayo’s total Covid-19 cases to 58 while the number of Covid-19 deaths in the city has risen to three. 10 new recoveries were also recorded in Bulawayo.
The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country now stands at 574 cases and seven deaths.