- 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 was presented by the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, as Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Task Force on the COVID-19 Response.
Cabinet hereby informs the nation that as at 6 September, 2021, Zimbabwe’s cumulative COVID-19 cases had increased to 125 550, with 117 036 recoveries and 4 493 deaths. The recovery rate was 93%, with 99% of COVID-19 cases being attributed to local transmission. The number of infections continued to fall during the week under review, with the 1 113 cases recorded reflecting a 38% decrease from the 1 785 reported last week. The trend in new COVID-19 cases for the week under review has been reported as follows : Manicaland, 213; Harare Metropolitan 180; Bulawayo Metropolitan 112; Mashonaland East 137; Masvingo 132; and Matabeleland North, 96.