CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: 24 APRIL 2020
As of 24 April 2020, a cumulative total of 2 626 321 confirmed cases and 181 938 deaths were reported from more than 210 countries/territories globally (Source WHO Sitrep No.95).
The Ministry would like to report that today, a total of 237 tests were done as detailed in table 1 below giving a total of 5 687 screening and diagnostic tests done to date.
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Therefore, to date, Zimbabwe has twenty-eight confirmed cases, including two recoveries and four deaths.
Table 1. Distribution of tests done today
Mash. West – 22
Mat. North – 16
Manicaland – 10
Mash. East – 5
Mat. South – 38
Midlands – 6
Harare – 93
Bulawayo – 47
TOTALS – 237
All the PCR tests done in Harare and Bulawayo today were negative for COVID-19
Table 2. Number of confirmed cases to date
Matabeleland North – 1
Bulawayo – 10
Harare – 12
Mashonaland East – 4
Mashonaland West – 1
Total – 28
The Ministry continues 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-19 are to practise good personal hygiene and exercise social distancing.
When you use a mask, cover your mouth and nose, and make sure that there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
If masks are not used correctly, they can be a source of infection.
For assistance, please call the COVID-19 tollfree hotline number: 2019.