31 more pupils have tested positive for COVID-19 at Chinhoyi High School, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 88 up from 57 in the last three days.
The development was confirmed by Mashonaland West provincial medical director Gift Masoja on Sunday who said the number of positive cases was not of schoolchildren only but could include staff.
In a related development, at least 13 Beitbridge Border Post officials have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Of the 13 cases, eight are said to be from the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) and three from the Customs and Excise Department.
Beitbridge district medical officer Linos Samhere could neither deny nor confirm the development saying he was not authorised to speak to the press.
Active coronavirus cases have been on the rise in recent weeks with the figure now at 1 192 as of 29 November 2020 after 128 more people tested positive.