1.0 ZIMBABWE’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AND REPORT ON THE PROCUREMENT AND ROLL OUT 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 National COVID-19 Inter-Ministerial Committee, Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Honourable General (Rtd.) Dr. C.G.D.N. Chiwenga.
The nation is being informed that since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, the country’s cumulative COVID-19 cases stood at 256 561 as at 15th August, 2022, with 250 733 recoveries and 5 588 deaths. The recovery rate was 98%, with 240 active cases. The overall number of new COVID-19 cases continued to decrease, with 57 cases being recorded, compared to the 105 recorded the previous week, marking a 46% decline. An average of 8 new cases were reported per day, compared to 15 the previous week. A total of 13 new admissions were recorded during the week, thereby reflecting a zero percent change from the previous week.