Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 cases rise to 617

Zimbabwe reported 12 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the country’s total to 617, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said in a statement.

The new cases include 10 citizens who returned from South Africa and two local transmissions.

The number of recoveries increased from 166 to 173, while deaths remain at seven.

The country has conducted 71,236 COVID-19 tests so far.