1.0 ZIMBABWE’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AND REPORT ON THE PROCUREMENT AND ROLLOUT OF VACCINES
Cabinet received an update on the Country‘s Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic and a Report on the Procurement and Roll-Out of Vaccines, as presented by the Chairman of the Ministers’ COVID-19 National Committee, Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Honourable General (Rtd.) Dr. C.G.D.N. Chiwenga.
The nation is advised that, as at 20 June 2022, the country’s cumulative COVID-19 cases stood at 254 919, with 247 649 recoveries. The recovery rate was 97%, with 1 734 active cases having been reported. The number of new COVID-19 cases continued to decrease, with 676 cases having been recorded, compared to the 758 recorded the previous week, marking an 11% decline. An average of 97 new cases was recorded per day, compared to 108 new cases the previous week. Furthermore, a total of 34 COVID-19-related new admissions were recorded during the week, compared to 48 the previous week. No patients were admitted to the intensive care unit. This indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic remains under control, as it has been for some months now.