FULL TEXT: Ministry Of Health Update On COVID-19 – 28 April 2020

The Ministry of Health and Child Care


The Ministry of Health would like to report that today, a total of 453 tests were done as shown in table 1 below giving a total of 7287 screening and diagnostic test done to date. All the PCR tests done in Harare today were negative for COVID-19. Results for the PCR tests done in Bulawayo today were still pending at the time of print.

  • Mat South 99
  • Mat North 14
  • Bulawayo – 78
  • Harare – 261
  • Midlands – 1
  • Total  – 453

Therefore, to date, Zimbabwe has thirty-two confirmed cases including five recoveries and four deaths.

  • Matabeleland North – 1
  • Bulawayo – 10
  • Harare – 13
  • Mashonaland East – 5
  • Mashonaland West – 3
  • Total – 32

Case #32 reported yesterday is a 52-year-old male resident of Murehwa, with no recent history of travel, who was admitted at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals on the 24. of April 2020. He was receiving treatment under admission in a private ward for slide positive Malaria. He was tested for COVID-I 9 in line with the intensified surveillance and active case finding strategy that is being implemented nationally. Under this approach, all patients admitted in hospital are being tested for COVID-I 9. He had responded well to the treatment for Malaria and was due for discharge. Following discharge, he will continue with his recovery under self-isolation at home. Contact tracing and appropriate infection prevention measures including decontamination at the hospital will be done in line with our national guidelines.

The Ministry continues to be on HIGH alert to the COVID-I9 pandemic and would like to remind the nation that, the most effective ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-I9 are to practise good personal hygiene and exercise social distancing.


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One Comment on “FULL TEXT: Ministry Of Health Update On COVID-19 – 28 April 2020

  1. The Ministry cannot continually promote good personal hygiene without ensuring adequate supply of water to the population. Only yesterday the residents of Bulawayo appealedto the President to be proactive in their dire situation of no water for 5 consecutive days. Parts of Harare are in a similar predicament and some parts have a trickle which is insufficient pressure to fill staorage tanks.

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