Coronavirus cases, deaths in Zimbabwe continue to spiral


Zimbabwe yesterday recorded a whopping 3 110 new coronavirus cases and 58 deaths, 20 of them in Bulawayo alone.

The country has recorded 26 517 cases and 543 deaths so far this month which is not yet even half way through.

Cumulative deaths are now 2 332, cases 76 381 while recoveries are now lagging behind at 49 093.

The recovery rate which was 77% at the beginning of the month is now down to 67%.

Mashonaland West overtook Harare yesterday again recording 437 new cases pushing active cases to 3 861.

Harare had 422 new cases but 266 people recovered resulting in active cases going up to only 3 629.

Mashonaland East had 393 new cases but it had the highest number of recoveries at 276 so active cases only rose to 3 215.

Bulawayo had 358 new cases and now has 1 913 active cases.

All provinces now have more than a thousand cases, each.

The country yesterday failed to reach 40 000 vaccinations with 33 090 getting the first jab and 5 011 the second but those who have received one dose are likely to surpass one million today as they already stand at 988 746.

According to the New York Times vaccine tracker 4.2% of the country’s population has been fully vaccinated.

Zimbabwe intends to attain herd immunity by vaccinating at least 10 million people by the end of the year.


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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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