FULL TEXT: Zimbabwe 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.

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.


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One Comment on “FULL TEXT: Zimbabwe Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 24 APRIL 2020

  1. Waal.what a great for the continent for having such a team of intelligence and deligence to rebuild a Boeing 737 aircraft.It’s my high hope and desire to see all the engineers to be rewarded accordingly.And to those who take this for granted I would like to make it very clear that for a plane to fly it has to undergo CHECKS of international standards before being certified to fly,So the engineers had done a laudable job ,to them I say;”you have done the nation proud guys keep it up!”

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