The Ministry of Health and Child Care has confirmed that Zimbabwe’s coronavirus cases increased to 787 after 53 people – 16 returnees from South Africa, 3 from Botswana, and 34 locals tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.
The ministry also confirmed that 29 of the local cases are contacts of known confirmed cases.
Meanwhile, 4 people recovered bringing the total number of recoveries to 201 while deaths are at 9.
To date, a total of 81 335 tests have been done.
The Ministry of Health and Child Care has also called on Zimbabweans to report any returning citizens who abscond quarantine so as “to protect yourself and others.”
Harare has the highest number of cases (250) which are mainly imported cases, while Bulawayo has recorded the highest number of local cases.
The cases so far recorded in the country, however, do not have a specific trend and are largely influenced by the volumes of returnees.