Two Succumb To Covid -19

Undertakers in full body personal protective equipment (PPE) lower the coffin of a person that passed away due to COVID-19 in to a grave at Glen Forest cemetery in Harare on January 14, 2021 where gravediggers say the rising COVID-19 related death toll in Zimbabwe is keeping them and undertakers busy. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP)

Two people yesterday succumbed to Covid-19 related complications in the country while 161 new infections were recorded on the same day.

A total of 61 people were admitted in local hospitals with Covid-19 complications, two of them in intensive care unit.

According to the Ministry of health, Zimbabwe has so far recorded 230 012 cases since the country recorded it’s first Covid -19 case in March 2020 including 5 352 deaths and 219 997 recoveries.

However the health Ministry said the country’s recovery rate stands at 95 percent while the positivity rate has dropped to three percent.

At least 4,2 million people have received their first Covid-19 jab while 3,3 million received their second jab while 61 000 have received a booster shot.

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