Zimbabwe has by yesterday recorded 68 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative number to 37,052.
The figures released by the Ministry of Health and Child care revealed that one person succumbed to the Covid-19 yesterday bringing the total number of deaths to 1,532 cases.
Of the 68 new cases recorded yesterday 55 are students and 2 staff members at Sacred heart secondary school in Umzingwane district.
The District medical officer Dr Maramibira Sinaravo revealed that four learners visited Esigodini hospital yesterday presenting flu like symptoms and tested positive for Covid-19 before contact tracing was carried out at the school.
Those who tested positive have not been hospitalized and are isolating at the school, while 3 are at home.
The Government has since stepped up the fight to contain the pandemic by acquiring vaccines from China and India with the uptake of the life saving jab having gone beyond 100 thousand in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe began its COVID-19 vaccination program in February this year soon after receiving a donation of 200,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from China. Zimbabwe also approved the use of India’s Covaxin vaccine.
The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe also authorized the use of Sinopharm and Sinovac shots from China, Russia’s Sputnik V and India’s Covaxin, according to what the Minister of Information, Monica Mutsvangwa said in February.
“All COVID-19 approved vaccines will be procured through the National Vaccine Procurement Fund managed by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development,” said Mutsvangwa.
The Zimbabwean government aims to vaccinate more than 9 million of its citizens in order to acquire a head immunity status.