Harare and Bulawayo once again the epicentres of coronavirus in Zimbabwe


Harare and Bulawayo have once again become the epicentres of coronavirus in Zimbabwe as they account for 84% of the active cases in the country.

There are now 673 active cases with 441 in Harare and 122 in Bulawayo.

Mashonaland East is a distant third with only 24 cases having replaced Matebeleland North where 40 people recovered today reducing the number of cases in the province to 10.

There were two deaths today, both in Bulawayo, and 24 new cases.

However, 50 people recovered, 40 of them from Matebeleland North.

The number of cases has risen to 36 882, recoveries to 34 686 and deaths to 1 523.

So far 76 995 people have been vaccinated and those who have received the second dose is 14 885.

Zimbabwe has imposed strict travel restrictions for the Easter holiday which begins tomorrow to curb a spread of the disease following the second wave that hit the country following the Christmas break.

Only 363 people died from March to December last year while the number of cases stood at 13 867.

Some 1 160 people have died in the first three months of this year and there have been 23 015 new cases.

In January alone there were 19 521 new cases and 854 deaths.

This declined to 2 701 new cases in February and 246 deaths.

In March there were only 793 new cases ad 60 deaths.


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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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