More than 1 100 recover from coronavirus in Zimbabwe but 54 more die


A whopping 1 143 people recovered from coronavirus today but 54 others died including Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo.

This pushed the death toll to 879 and the number of those who have died in the past 20 days to 516.

There were 733 new cases bringing the total to 29 408. There have been 15 541 cases this month alone.

Harare had the highest number of recoveries at 559 followed by Mashonaland East with 376.

This reduced the number of active cases in Harare to 4 052 and that for Mashonaland East to 687.

The number of active cases in Manicaland, however, rose to 1 350 while that for Bulawayo fell to 556.

The total number of active cases dropped to 9 276.

Zimbabwe is under a 30-day lockdown which Health Minister Constantino Chiwenga who is also the acting President said might not be renewed if people change their behavior.

Globally the number of cases rose to 97.1 million with 25.4 million active cases.

The United States should surpass 25 million cases by end of day today giving new President Joe Biden a headache.

South Africa now has 1.37 million cases. Deaths continue to increase and now stand at 38 854 but the number of active cases dropped to 170 160.


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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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