Zimbabwe vaccinates more than 40 000 as July cases surpass January record


Zimbabwe today vaccinated more than 40 000 people with 30 332 getting the first jab and 10 139 getting the second and final dose.

Zimbabwe has so far dispensed just over 1.5 million doses and has said it intends to vaccinate 100 000 a day to reach herd immunity by the end of the year. It intends to vaccinate more than 10 million to attain that.

The country, however, recorded 2 661 new cases today pushing the total for this month to 20 562 surpassing the January record of 19 521 cases.

Deaths are, however, still lower than those in January with 51 people dying today raising the total for this month to 447, just over half the 854 that died in January. July has, however, 19 more days to go.

Mashonaland West, the worst hit province in the third wave, seems to be faring better as 852 people recovered today against 329 new cases. Active cases dropped to 3 470.

Harare, on the other hand seems to be under siege with 330 new cases today bringing the number of active cases to 3 235.

Mashonaland East had the highest number of new cases today at 338 and now has 2 767 active cases.

Bulawayo had 219 new cases and has 1 700 active cases.

A total of 1 315 people recovered today with Matebeleland South recording 142 recoveries but active cases rose to 752 because it had 160 new cases. It remains the only province with less than a thousand active cases.

Active cases today rose to 21 258, deaths to 2 236, cases to 70 426 and recoveries to 46 932.


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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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