Home Health COVID 19 confirmed cases increase to 10

COVID 19 confirmed cases increase to 10

by BustopTV

Sukuoluhle Ndlovu

Zimbabwe has recorded 10 positive cases of Covid -19.

The Ministry of Health and Child care yesterday reported that 13 tests were taken to the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory and one of the samples tested positive for Covid – 19.

This brings the number of total confirmed cases to 10 and one death.
All the infected individuals are self isolating at their homes.

“The Ministry would also like to report that all the nine cases alive to date are being managed and recovering under self isolation at home. The local health workers continue to monitor and provide the essential clinical management and support for all the nine patients.

Additionally, Geospatial systems are being utilised to map all the known contacts of these cases for active contact tracing.”

The Ministry continues to be on high alert to the Covid -19 pandemic and keeps on reminding the nation on the most effective way to protect oneself and others against Covid -19.

The tenth patient is a 24 year old lady who resides in Harare who arrived from the United Kingdom two weeks back. Currently she is clinically stable and under self isolation at home.

“The local Rapid Response team visited her home after receiving an alert call to access the family, and samples were taken for Covid -19 testing,” the Ministry said.

According to World Health Organisation over 1 210 956 people have been infected by the virus and at least 67,594 deaths have been recorded globally as of yesterday 6 April.

Zimbabwe received its first case on the 20 March.

To date there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat Covid -19.

WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range of partners.

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