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UPDATE: Zim Coronavirus Cases Reviewed Down To 34 - 01 May 2020

3 years agoSat, 02 May 2020 04:04:05 GMT
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UPDATE: Zim Coronavirus Cases Reviewed Down To 34 - 01 May 2020

The Ministry of Health and Child Care has announced that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases is now 34, down from 40 earlier reported, after 6 Harare cases were retested and came out negative for coronavirus.

We present the Ministry’s statement in full below.

The Ministry would like to report that results of the Quality Assurance process instituted following an unusual clustering of six cases that were reported as positive from Harare on the 29th of April 2020 have confirmed that all of them were negative for COVID-19. Additionally, all the PCR tests done in Harare yesterday were negative for COVID-19. Therefore, to date. Zimbabwe still has thirty-four confirmed cases and not forty as previously reported.

The Ministry would like to reassure the nation that we continue to be guided by the key values and principles of professionalism, transparency and accountability and that, the systems we have in place will assure continued reporting of accurate and reliable test results in line with our Quality Management System.

In the meantime, today, a total of 977 tests were done as shown in table 1 below, giving a total of 9 291 screening and diagnostic tests done to date. Results for all the PCR tests done in Harare and Bulawayo today were still pending at the time of print.

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  • Mat. South – 12
  • Mat. North  – 153
  • Bulawayo  – 170
  • Mash Central – 130
  • Midlands – 13
  • Manicaland – 155
  • Harare  – 344
  • Total – 977

Therefore, to date, Zimbabwe has thirty-four confirmed ease, including five recoveries and four deaths.

  • Mat North – 1
  • Bulawayo – 12
  • Harare – 13
  • Mash East – 5
  • Mash West – 3
  • Total – 34

The Ministry continuos 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-I9 are to practise good personal hygiene and exercise social distancing.

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