Zimbabwe, yesterday recorded one other COVID-19 case adding the confirming the number of positive cases at 9 according to an update from the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
Such information is updated as the world at large reaches one million of positive COVID-19 cases.
“The Ministry would like to report that today, the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory Reference tested 42 samples,” the update says.
“The samples were received from six provinces i.e. Harare (31), Bulawayo (4), Mashonaland East (3), Mashonaland West (2), Midlands (1) and Masvingo (1). One of these tested positive for COVID-19. Therefore, to date, Zimbabwe now has 9 confirmed cases, including one death.”
Zimbabwe as at yesterday conducted tested 316 for COVID-19 with 307 of the results coming out negative according to the update from the Health department
“The ninth patient is a 50-year-old male resident of Harare, who had travelled to the United Kingdom and returned home on the 21st of March 2020,” the update reads.
“He started exhibiting mild symptoms and the local COVID-19 Rapid Response Team went to assess him at home on the 1st April 2020 and collected samples for testing.”
A parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health raised concern on Zimbabwe entry points where COVID-19 patients may find a way into the country without detection.
As at today, the world recorded a total of 1,018,536 COVID-19 positive cases and 53,280 deaths
A total of 213,499 patients have recovered from COVID-19 worldwide and detail from the Health Ministry has not been clear if any of the COVID-19 cases in Zimbabwe have recovered.