Covid-19 cases increase to 24

Covid-19 cases increase to 24

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Data released by the Ministry of  Health indicate that there is a sharp increase in cases of people who are contracting the deadly Coronavirus through being in contact with an infected person locally.

Zimbabwe currently has recorded 24 positive cases and 3 deaths.

According to the Ministry data released on Thursday four of the five confirmed cases reported on Wednesday were contacts of one person.

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Case #19 is a 4-year-old girl, while cases #20, 21 and 22 involve 10-year-old, 34-year-old and 16- year-old female residents of Bulawayo, who were all contacts of case #16. They were tested by the local Rapid Response Team as part of our intensified surveillance and contact tracing for COVID-19, all are stable, on self-isolation at home and with mild disease.

The Ministry added that Case #23 is a 52-year-old female resident of Bulawayo, who was a contact of case #15. She was also tested by the local Rapid Response Team as part of our intensified surveillance and contact tracing for COVID-19. She is stable, on self-isolation at home and with mild disease.

The Ministry has announced that it has released a new method of testing that will see the volume of people being tested increasing rapidly.

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The Ministry has stepped up screening and diagnostic testing in all Provinces in fine with the new COVID-19 testing strategy.

A total of 583 tests were done on Thursday giving a total of 1 299 screening and diagnostic tests done to date.

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