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 Ministers’ Committee on the National COVID-19 Response, Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Honourable Dr. C.G.D.N. Chiwenga.
The nation is being informed that the country’s cumulative cases since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 stands at 259 770, with 253 672 recoveries and 5 631 cumulative deaths. The recovery rate is 98%, with 467 active cases. A total of 211 new cases including six deaths were recorded during the week, compared to 203 recorded the previous week. For the week under review there were twenty-eight new admissions’ compared to thirty recorded the previous week. Cabinet advises that the small spike in the number of new cases and deaths recorded during the week is of concern and calls for the country to remain vigilant.