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Zimbabwe records shocking 10 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hrs

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  • As of December 5, Zimbabwe has now recorded 10 617 cases 8 844 recoveries and 291 deaths.

ZIMBABWE recorded a shocking ten (10) deaths due to the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 291 since the pandemic broke out in the country in March.

Of the deaths, nine were reported by Harare Province retrospectively while one new death was reported by Bulawayo.

This was reported by the Ministry of Health and Child Care in a daily update released this evening.

Said the Ministry: “Today (yesterday), 70 new cases were recorded, compared to 123 reported yesterday.

“Today, 1 577 PCR tests were done, implying a positivity rate of 4,4 percent.

“Of the new cases reported today, 50 were local transmissions while 20 were returnees from South Africa.

“Encouragingly, 46 new recoveries were reported, leaving the national recovery rate at 81,4 percent while active cases shot up to 1 482 today.”

The deaths come at a time when Zimbabwe is recording a surge in new Covid-19 cases, which hit 667 this week alone.

As of December 5, Zimbabwe has now recorded 10 617 cases 8 844 recoveries and  291 deaths. ■

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