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Covid-19 Updates: 233 New Cases

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The Ministry of Health and Child Care announced that 233 new coronavirus cases were recorded on Sunday 19 July 2020, with the majority being local transmissions. This takes the total cumulative cases to 1114.

The Ministry also recorded 30 new recoveries, Midlands (28), and Mashonaland East province (2). The Ministry said in its daily update:

Two hundred and thirty-three (233) cases tested positive for COVID-19 today. These include returnees from South Africa (17) and 216 local cases who are isolated.

Twenty-two (22) of the local cases are contacts of known confirmed cases. Investigations are underway to establish the source of infection for the other 94 cases.

Thirty (30) new recoveries were reported by Midlands Province (28) and Mash East Province (2) Today 197 RDT screening tests and 802 PCR diagnostic tests were done.

The cumulative number of tests done to date is 101 375(59937 RDT and 41 438 PCR) Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak on 20 March 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 1611; recovered 472 active cases 1114 and 25 deaths.