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 the pandemic, the country’s cumulative COVID-19 cases stood at 256 708 as at 29 August, 2022, with 250 965 recoveries and 5 593 deaths. The recovery rate was 98%, with 150 active cases. A total of 76 new cases were recorded during the week compared to 84 the previous week. This was a 10% decrease. An average of 11 new cases was reported per day, compared to 12 the previous week.