The Ministry of Health and Child Care on Saturday reported that the country’s coronavirus deaths had risen to 25 following the death of a 36-year-old female at a hospital in Bulawayo.

In a statement, the ministry also said 58 new positive coronavirus cases had been recorded bringing the total number of known cases to 1 478 including 439 recoveries, 1 014 active cases and 25 deaths. The statement read in part:

Today we regret to report 1 death at facility level in Bulawayo Province. The death is of a 36- year old female who was admitted in hospital on 16th of July 2020 with a persistent cough and tested positive for Covid-19…

Since the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak on 20 March 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 1 478, recovered 439, active cases 1 014 and 25 deaths.

The state security forces have since tightened lockdown regulations as a result of the surge in the number of cases lately.

Zimbabwe is for an indefinite period under level 2 of the nationwide lockdown which was initially imposed in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

President Mnangagwa recently hinted that he will review the lockdown regulations in response to the recent spike.

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