Coronavirus deaths in Zimbabwe down to 2 as active cases continue to drop


Zimbabwe yesterday recorded 49 new cases and two deaths while 137 people recovered resulting in active cases dropping to 2 939.

Mashonaland West still has the highest number at 813 followed by Manicaland with 710 while Harare is down to 251 and Bulawayo to 187. The Midlands has the lowest number of active cases with only 57.

Zimbabwe has so far recorded 126 269 cases, 118 792 recoveries and 4 538 deaths.

More than 22 000 people were vaccinated yesterday with 8 395 getting the first jab and 14 130 the second. More than 4.7 million doses have so far been dispensed.

The country is still aiming to achieve herd immunity by vaccinating at least 10 million people by the end of the year but time seems to be running out.


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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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