The Ministry of Health and Child Care has announced that three (3) new positive COVID-19 cases this Thursday, 21 May 2020 after conducting 1 379 RDT screening tests and 466 PCR diagnostic tests.
In its daily coronavirus (COVID-19) update released on Thursday evening, the Ministry said 2 cases are returnees from Botswana who both tested positive on the day of quarantine and 1 is a Harare resident with no history of travel.
Yesterday, the Ministry announced that 2 female returnees, 1 from Botswana and 1 from South Africa both tested positive on the 8th day of the quarantine, taking the number to 48.
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The number of confirmed cases is now 51.
Below are the highlights of today’s situation report:
Three (3) cases tested positive for COVID-19 today. Two (2) cases are returnees from Botswana who both tested positive on the day of quarantine and 1 is a Harare resident with no history of travel.
Today 1 379 RDT screening tests and 466 PCR diagnostic tests were done. The cumulative number of tests done to date is 34 707 (19 623 RDT and 15 084 POR).
To date the total number of confirmed cases is 51: recovered 18, active cases 29 and 4 deaths since the onset of the outbreak on 20 March 2020.
The Ministry also urged members of the public to stay at home and avoid going to crowded places because where people come together in crowds, it is more difficult to maintain a physical distance of at least 1 metre.
See the table below: