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Bulawayo Covid-19 cases leap to 32

19 Jun, 2020 - 09:06 0 Views
Bulawayo Covid-19 cases leap to 32

The Sunday News

Robin Muchetu, Senior Reporter
BULAWAYO has recorded a spike in Covid-19 cases with 32 people having tested positive for the virus on Thursday alone.

The figure pushed the national confirmed positive figures to 463 after cumulatively 62 people tested positive.

According to an update released by the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Bulawayo now has 58 cases, of which 10 have recovered, 47 active cases and one death.

“Sixty-two cases tested positive for covid-19 today. These include returnees from South Africa (24), United States of America (5), Zambia (4), Lesotho (4), Botswana (3), Namibia (2), and 20 local and are all isolated,” read the report.

Of the 20 local cases, the Ministry said nine were contacts of known confirmed cases and investigations are ongoing to establish the source of infection for the other 11 cases.

“Today 304 RDT screening tests and 524 PCR diagnostics tests were done. The cumulative number of tests done to date is 61 413 (35 598 RDT and 25 815 PCR),” said the health ministry.

Deaths from the virus still stand at four.

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