Coronavirus cases in Bulawayo continue to rise, but fall in rest of country


Bulawayo, which only a few days ago had the lowest number of active coronavirus in the country, is now in fifth place as it now has more cases than the Midlands, Masvingo, Matebeleland South and Mashonaland Central.

It now has 194 cases while Masvingo is down to 175 after 195 people recovered yesterday while Mashonaland Central has 168, Matebeleland South 133 and the Midlands 70.

Manicaland still has the highest number at 1 023 followed by Mashonaland West with 915 while Harare is down to 348. Active cases are, however, down to 3 592.

Zimbabwe yesterday recorded 135 new cases and 14 deaths resulting in the seven-day rolling average increasing from 146 to 147, a day after Zimbabwe relaxed lockdown conditions from Level 4 to Level 2.

The dusk-to-dawn curfew was relaxed to start from 10pm to 5.30am, business hours were extended while public gatherings of up to 100 people and intercity travel were allowed.

Zimbabwe has so far recorded 125 931 cases, 117 822 recoveries and 4 517 deaths.

More than 59 000 people were vaccinated yesterday with 31 422 getting the first dose and 27 711 the second. More than 4.5 million doses have so far been dispensed.


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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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