Zimbabwe sees record COVID-19 deaths

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A worker at a coffin making company waits for clients inside the company premises in Harare, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, as Zimbabwe began a 30-day lockdown in a bid to rein in the spike in COVID-19 infections threatening to overwhelm health services. In response to to rising infections the country has reintroduced a night curfew, banned public gatherings, and indefinitely suspended the opening of schools. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
FILE PHOTO: A worker at a coffin making company waits for clients inside the company premises in Harare. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe added 60 new COVID-19 deaths on Monday, marking the highest ever number of deaths.

The new deaths bring the country’s death toll to 773, while 689 new COVID-19 cases reported raised the country’s tally to 27,892, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said in a statement Tuesday morning.

It said all new cases are due to local infections.

A total of 17,372 people in the country have so far recovered from the virus.

Zimbabwe is under a new 30-day nationwide lockdown due to end on Jan. 31, aimed at curbing the rapid spread of the virus.

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