The National Microbiology Reference Lab tested 53 samples, one turned out positive. In Bulawayo,out of 8 samples collected, all results were negative.

This was revealed Tuesday by the country’s health ministry in one of its regular updates though with very little detail compared to previous cases reports.

“Today, the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory tested 53 samples and one was positive for Covid-19.

“Therefore, to date Zimbabwe now has eighteen confirmed cases, including three deaths.”

Since the first case was recorded in Victoria Falls last month, Zimbabwe now has, per province, 1 confirmed case in Matabeleland North, 5 in Bulawayo, 8 in Harare and 4 in Mashonaland East.

The country has now carried out 665 cumulative tests, with 647 found negative while 18 are positive cases.

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