Cabinet Meeting 2021-02: 16 February 2021

 

  1. UPDATE ON ZIMBABWE’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

 

Cabinet received an update on the country’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs presented as the Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Task Force on the COVID-19 Outbreak.

 

Cabinet was informed that as at 12 February 2021, Zimbabwe’s cumulative COVID-19 cases stood at 35 045, with 29 959 recoveries, 1 393 deaths,  a case fatality rate of 4.0%, and a  recovery rate of 85,5%.  Indications are that 33 348 cases contracted the virus from local transmission. Active cases are now 3 693, while the cumulative number of infected Health Care Workers is 3 909, with 17 deaths. Generally, the surge in cases is coming under control.

 

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