The Ministry of Health has revealed that 6 of the 20 deaths in Zimbabwe tested positive for the virus post humorously during post mortem, The Herald reports. This has sparked debate on social media why people are testing positive for the virus whilst they are already dead.
This was revealed by the Ministry of Health’s Dr Phiri when he was speaking to the publication and explaining the posthumous positive COVID-19 deaths and said:
Zimbabwe has reported a total of 20 deaths since the start of Covid-19 outbreak with only six of the cases being detected through post-mortem. It is a ministry surveillance policy that any death that occurs in hospital or in the community is tested for Covid-19 so these six deaths have been detected during post-mortem as deaths are also rising.
The cause of death for most of these cases have been attributable to other chronic diseases despite the deceased being positive for Covid-19
Zimbabwe has so far recorded 1089 COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic, and over 70% of the cases were imported from other countries.
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