Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 deaths rise to 84

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A man is tested by a healthcare worker during a nationwide lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a mass screening centre, in Harare, Zimbabwe April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo
A man is tested by a healthcare worker during a nationwide lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a mass screening centre, in Harare, Zimbabwe April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

Zimbabwe recorded three COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, raising the country’s death toll to 84.

All the deaths were of elderly people, two men and a woman and occurred in Bulawayo and Manicaland provinces, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said in a statement Thursday morning.

The country recorded 118 new cases of COVID-19, taking the country’s total cases to 4,339.

Of the new cases, 117 are due to local transmission and only one is an imported case, a citizen who returned from South Africa.

A total of 26 recoveries were recorded, increasing the total number of recoveries in the country to 1,264 while active cases stand at 2,991.

The country has done a total of 142,219 COVID-19 tests to date.

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