Chinhoyi tops Covid-19 cases in Mash West
Chinhoyi has seen a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases.
The agricultural surrounding town, which was declared a hot spot together with Karoi, Kariba, Magunje, Makonde, Chidamoyo and Kariba continues to record an increase in new cases.
As of June 30, Chinhoyi topped the hotspot ranking in Mashonaland West province with 73 new cases, followed by Kariba (45), Karoi (20), Chidamoyo (20) and Magunje with 16 new positive cases.
Provincial Medical Director Doctor Gift Masoja told H-Metro that the province had recorded 400 new local cases and six deaths.
He said the cumulative figures were at 5895 and 179 deaths and 20 hospitalised cases.
“There are 1 423 new recoveries and our recovery rate is 24 percent, with 2 931 active cases. Kariba, Hurungwe and Makonde remain under lockdown,” said Masoja
However, the upsurge in new cases has been necessitated by residents not adhering to lockdown regulations and World Health Organization (WHO) containment measures like sanitising, social distancing and the correct wearing of face masks.
A doctor in Chinhoyi, who requested to remain anonymous, told H-Metro there was a need to put up a raft of measures and activities to combat the further spread of the novel coronavirus scourge in Chinhoyi and the province at large.
However, he bemoaned some families who were not isolating infected members within the house, as recommended.
“It is very important that Covid-19 positive people be kept away from those who are not infected in a well-ventilated room and have their own separately washed eating utensils and bedding while they are in the infectious stages, for at least 10 days of isolation,” said the medical practitioner.
He said if people continue to be reckless the numbers will increase drastically.
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