Post-Cabinet Press Briefing: Meeting 2023-03: 28th February 2023

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 Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Honourable Prof A. Murwira, on behalf of 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 advised that the number of new cases recorded during the week ending 25 February 2023 decreased compared to the number recorded the previous week. The continued decrease in new cases over a sustained period of time indicates that the COVID-19 resurgence experienced during the festive season and the pandemic in general remains under control. More specifically, as at 25 February 2023, the country’s cumulative cases since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 stood at 264 127, with 257 839 recoveries and 5 668 cumulative deaths. The recovery rate was 98%, with 620 active cases having been reported.

 

 

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