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60 Perish To The Deadly Covid-19 Virus In 24 Hours

One hundred and twenty-four people tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, 8 August 2020, the Ministry of Health and Child Care has announced.

Zimbabwe saw its first COVID-19 deadliest day since 60 people succumbed to the infamous COVID-19 virus yesterday. The development was communicated by the Ministry of Health which revealed that 36 of those people died in the Capital City of Harare.

The Ministry also stated that Matabeleland South and Mashonaland East did not record any COVID-19 death as it gave the following statistics:

  • Harare  – 36
  • Manicaland – 10
  • Midlands – 5
  • Masvingo  – 3
  • Matabeleland North – 2
  • Mashonaland Central – 2
  • Bulawayo – 1
  • Mashonaland West – 1

This brings the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths, since the first COVID-19 death, that of Zororo Makamba, was recorded on 23 March 2020.

The update also confirmed that Harare remains the virus’s epicenter as 339 out of 689 positive cases recorded in Zimbabwe yesterday were all Harare case.

The update also stated that 0 PCR tests were done in 4 provinces but 183 new cases were recorded in the 4 provinces.