Coronavirus cases in Zimbabwe continue to tumble as more people recover


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Active coronavirus cases in Zimbabwe dropped for the third consecutive day yesterday as more people continued to recover outpacing the number of new cases.

Nearly 9 000 people have recovered over the past three days resulting in the number of active cases dropping to 48 202.

There were 2 689 new cases yesterday and 14 deaths but 3 935 people recovered, the majority of them in the hardest hit provinces of Mashonaland East, Harare and Mashonaland West.

Harare is down to 11 826 cases after 1 027 people recovered yesterday.

Mashonaland East dropped to 7 459 after 1 075 people recovered while in Mashonaland West 563 people recovered resulting in the number of active cases dropping to 5 992.

Bulawayo is down to 4 080 after 342 people recovered.

Although there were more new cases yesterday the positivity rate was only 22.3% compared to 47.3% on Monday.

A total of 63 143 people have so far been infected this month and 112 have died. The previous high was in July when 58 996 people were infected but 1 743 died.

The vaccination rate is, however, not picking up with just over 16 000 people getting the jab yesterday, 8 980 the first dose and 7 953, the second.

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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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