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Zimbabwe reaches 1 million Covid-19 vaccinations, as 86 people die

By Nompumelelo Sibanda

ZIMBABWE yesterday reached a milestone 1 million first dose vaccinations against Covid-19, but a shocking 86 people died from Covid-19 complications yesterday alone.

In a statement shared by the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Harare had the most deaths at 27, followed by Bulawayo with 14 deaths.

2491 new Covid-19 cases were recorded, with Harare Metropolitan Province topping the list with 457 infections. Mashonaland West remains a troubled hotspot with 423 cases recorded yesterday alone.

On the vaccination front, Zimbabwe yesterday vaccinated over 47 000 on the first dose, taking the cumulative first dose vaccinations to over 1 030 000.

More than 5 700 received their second jab, taking to cumulative tally to over 630 000 who have receive both doses.

Zimbabwe remains under a tweaked level 4 lockdown with a rolling curfew and strict travel restrictions. – Zimbabwe Voice

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