Ministry Of Health COVID-19 Daily Update - 16 April 20203 years ago
The Ministry Of Health and Child Welfare published the following statement updating the nation about COVID-19 cases in the country.
The Ministry has stepped up screening and diagnostic testing in all provinces in line with the new COVID-19 testing strategy. A total of 583 tests were done today as detailed in the table below, giving a total of 1299 screening and diagnostic tests done to date.
Therefore, to date. Zimbabwe now has twenty-four confirmed case, including two recoveris and three deathsFeedback
Of all the PCR tests done in Harare today, one was positive for COVID-I 9. while all PCR tests done in Bulawayo today were negative for COVID-19.
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Case #19 is a 4-year-old girl. while cases #20, 21 and 22 involve 10-year-old, 14-year-old and 16- year-old female residents of Bulawayo, who were all contacts of case #I6. They were tested by the local Rapid Response Team as part of our intensified surveillance and contact tracing for COVID-19. All are stable, on self-isolation at home and with mild disease.
Case #23 is a 52-year-old female resident of Bulawayo, who was a contact of case #15. She was also tested by the local Rapid Response team as part of our Intensified survaillance and contact tracing for COV1D-19. She is stable, on self-isolation at home and with mild disease.
The Ministry continues to be on HIGH alert to the COVID-19 pandemic and would like to remind the nation that, the most effective ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 are to practise good personal hygiene and exercise social distancing.
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