70 030 infected by coronavirus in Zimbabwe this month, only 260 die


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Zimbabwe has witnessed its worst coronavirus infections on record this month but so far only 260 people have died which is much lower than 1 743 who died in July after 58 996 people were infected, or 887 in August  when 15 913 got infected and 854 in January which had 19 521 infections.

Twenty-seven people died yesterday and 2 107 were infected but 3 953 recovered with active cases dropping to 30 772.

Mashonaland East and Mashonaland West are now the hotspots with 6 310 and 5 782 cases, respectively.

Harare is down to 2 970 cases after 843 people recovered yesterday while in Bulawayo 750 people recovered bringing the number of cases down to 2 782.

The recovery rate rose to 83% while the positivity rate was 27.3% which is still high.

More than 12 000 people were vaccinated yesterday with 5 366 getting the first dose and 6 586 the second.

A further 653 got the third, booster shot, and so far 4 596 people have received three doses.

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Charles Rukuni
The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.

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