The Sunday News
Vusumuzi Dube, Senior Reporter
ZIMBABWE is now standing at 48 confirmed Covid-19 positive cases, after two samples tested positive for the pandemic from the samples that were tested on Wednesday.
The virus, which has infected over five million people globally and over 328 000 deaths, has been declared a global pandemic with Zimbabwe also under a lockdown to prevent its spread in the country, with President Mnangagwa proclaiming it as a national disaster.
According to the latest statistics provided by the Ministry of Health and Child Care, the country had by Wednesday conducted 32 862 screening and diagnostics tests.
“Two cases tested positive for Covid-19 today (Wednesday). The cases are female returnees, one from Botswana and one from South Africa, who both tested positive on the eighth day of quarantine.
“830 RDT screening tests and 443 PCR diagnostics tests were done, the cumulative number of tests done to date 32 862 (18 244 RDT and 14 618 PCR,” reads the notice.
According to the statistics, Harare continues to be the epicentre of the pandemic with 22 cases, with Bulawayo coming in second on 12 confirmed cases.
Mashonaland East has six confirmed cases, Mashonaland West, five and Matabeleland North, Midlands and Masvingo each have one confirmed case.