According to the Chronicle, the Ministry of Health published a statement that said one person succumbed to COVID-19 yesterday while 140 other tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
A statement released by the ministry reportedly said:
As of September 5, 2020, Zimbabwe had 6 977 cases, 5 360 recoveries and 207 deaths. One death was recorded in Bulawayo province in the last 24 hours.
All 140 cases are from local transmissions and 135 of those were in Harare from a backlog of samples collected over the week which are currently being processed.
629 PCR tests were conducted in the last 24 hours and the positivity rate was 22.2 percent.The total number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 now stands at 6977 while 207 dearhs have been recorded since the onset of the pundemic.
Since the Ministry’s Twitter account was suspended, the Ministry Of Health and Childcare did not manage to send any daily update on the progression of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe on their Facebook Page or on their website.
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