ELEVENTH POST-CABINET PRESS BRIEFING:4TH MAY, 2022
- ZIMBABWE’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AND REPORT ON THE PROCUREMENT AND ROLL-OUT OF VACCINES
Cabinet considered Zimbabwe’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the report on the procurement and roll-out of vaccines, which was presented by the Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Honourable C.G.D.N. Chiwenga as Chairpersons of the Ministers National Committee.
Cabinet wishes to inform the nation that as at 3rd of May, 2022, Zimbabwe’s cumulative COVID-19 positive cases had reached 247 990, with 241 861 recoveries and 5 479 deaths. The recovery rate was 98%, with 740 active cases having been recorded. The overall number of new cases increased during the week, with 437 cases recorded, compared to 276 the previous week and reflecting a 58% increase. An average of 63 new cases were reported per day, compared to 40 the previous week. The country’s COVID-19 hospital bed occupancy rate increased slightly from 1.0% last week to 1.6%, with no Intensive Care Unit admissions countrywide.