231 people died from malaria in 2016 compared to 462 deaths recorded in 2015.
According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care’s Epidemic-Prone Diseases, Deaths and Public Health Events Report for the week ending December 18, six people died from malaria last week alone, while 2 802 cases were recorded. The deaths were reported from Manicaland Province, where two districts — Chimanimani and Mutare recorded one death each. In Masvingo Province, two deaths were recorded. Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare recorded two deaths.
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