Harare Reports 337 Cases Of Covid-19 In Daily Record Rise

A woman has her temperature checked by a healthcare worker during a nationwide lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a mass screening and testing centre, in Harare, Zimbabwe April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Harare Province yesterday recorded a staggering 337 Covid-19 cases, out of the 490 cases that tested positive.

Of these, 485 cases were community transmissions with five imported from South Africa, according to a Covid-19 daily update compiled by the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

The new cases have pushed Zimbabwe’s total cases to 3 659, of which 2 579 are active, 1 011 recovered and 69 have died, including two deaths yesterday.

Both deaths, of a 62 year-old male and 52 year-old female, were recorded in Bulawayo.

Yesterday, Bulawayo Province registered 39 new cases while Midlands had 42, Mashonaland East 13, Matabeleland South 11 and Mashonaland Central 7.

Government continues to plead with citizens to stay indoors and only leave for unavoidable business such as seeking medical care and buying food, although it is recommended that people should not frequent shops and open markets to minimise contracting the deadly pandemic.

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A health worker screens and sanitises visitors to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside a hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo