Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 cases soar to 40

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Zimbabwe on Thursday said it has confirmed 40 COVID-19 cases after eight new infections were recorded in the past two days, the country’s Ministry of Health and Child Care said.

According to the statement from the Ministry, the total confirmed cases include five recoveries and four deaths.

Two positive cases were recorded on Tuesday in Bulawayo, the country’s second largest city, and six in the capital Harare on Wednesday.

One of the cases is  70-year-old male resident of Bulawayo, who returned from the United Kingdom on 18 March 2020. While the other is a 27-year-old male with no recent history of travel.

“Both cases are recovering under self-isolation at home,” the ministry said.

Harare leads with a total of 19 confirmed cases, followed by Bulawayo with 12.

The country has so far conducted 7,642 screening and diagnostic tests for COVID-19.