Zimbabwe Records 871 New Coronavirus Cases, 15 More Deaths

FILE PHOTO: A man is tested by a healthcare worker during a nationwide lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a mass screening centre, in Harare, Zimbabwe April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Philimon

Zimbabwe’s coronavirus cases are rising dramatically, with 871 new cases (all local transmissions) and 15 more deaths recorded today, Thursday, 7 January 2020.

This has brought the total of number of those who have died from the COVID-19 to 446 while cumulatively, Zimbabwe has 18 675 confirmed cases, including 12 083 recoveries.

Harare and Manicaland provinces are currently the epicentres of the pandemic, with the former recording 301 new cases while the latter is second with 133 new cases in the past 24 hours.

Masvingo recorded 105 new cases, Mat South, 82, Bulawayo, 81, Mash East, 54, Mat North and Mash West had 41 cases each, Mash Central, 28, and the Midlands Province had recorded 5 new cases.

Of the 15 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, Mash West had 4, Masvingo, 3, Bulawayo, Mash East and Midlands recorded 2 deaths each, Harare, Mat North and Mat South all recorded zero deaths. Manicaland and Mash Central recorded 1 death apiece.

This means that Zimbabwe has recorded a staggering 2 846 new coronavirus infections and 64 deaths in the past three days.