One person dies of coronavirus in Zimbabwe but active cases continue to drop


One person died of the coronavirus in Harare yesterday raising the death toll to date to 226.

There were 23 new cases but 24 recoveries resulting in the number of active cases dropping to 1 532.

Zimbabwe now has a total of 7 706 cases but 5 948 people have recovered.

Nine of the people that recovered yesterday were from Mashonaland Central and this left the province without any active case.

Masvingo has only one active case.

Harare continues to be the epicentre of the virus with 1 115 active cases.

It has so far recorded 3 241 cases but 2 006 people have recovered and 121 have died.

Bulawayo, which has the second highest number of cases, has 1 401 but 1 252 have recovered and 43 have died leaving 105 active cases. Eight of the people recovered yesterday.

Globally the number of cases has risen to 31.5 million with 969 300 deaths. Some 23.1 million have recovered but there are still 7.4 million active cases.

The United States has just surpassed seven million cases but India, the second most populous country in the world, is fast catching up and now has 5.6 million cases. It had 3.7million cases at the beginning of this month.


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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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