Zim Covid-19 deaths now at 6

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ZTN Correspondent

Zimbabwe has now recorded six Covid-19 deaths after two patients succumbed to the disease in Bulawayo and the Midlands.


In its daily update, Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care said, “Today, we regret to report two (2) deaths. One is a facility death and the other is a community death; both females aged 79 and 60, respectively.


“The facility death is from Bulawayo who tested positive on the 17th of June 2020 and had other co-morbidities whilst the community death is from Midlands province who tested positive for Covid-19 following routine swabbing on the 19th of June 2020.”


The ministry also reported that seven returning citizens tested positive on Saturday, bringing the country’s total to 486 cases.


“Seven cases tested positive for Covid-19. These are all returnees from South Africa (6) and Portugal (1) and are all isolated.


“To date, the total number of confirmed cases is 486; recovered 64, active cases 416 and six deaths, since the onset of the outbreak on March 20th, 2020.”


Cumulatively, Zimbabwe has tested 62 397 samples.