COVID-19 deaths rise to 25 in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe recorded one COVID-19 death on Saturday, bringing the country’s death toll to 25.

The deceased is a 36-year-old woman who was admitted in a Bulawayo hospital on July 16 with a persistent cough and tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said in an update Sunday morning.

COVID-19 cases rose to 1,478 after 58 new cases were reported Saturday.

These include 21 citizens who returned from South Africa, 16 from Botswana and 21 local cases.

Two of the local cases are contacts of known confirmed cases and the minstry said investigations were underway to establish the source of infection for the other 19 cases.

One person recovered from the infection, increasing the total number of recoveries to 439 while active cases are 1,014.

To date, the country has done a cumulative total of 100,376 COVID-19 tests.