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, Honourable Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Gen. (Retd.) Dr. C.G.D.N. Chiwenga.
Cabinet is encouraging all those who are not yet vaccinated to do so as the nation is not yet out of the woods. The week under review recorded 5 deaths compared to 1 recorded the previous week. There were 17 new admissions, compared to the 26 recorded the previous week with 3 being in intensive care. As at 17 March 2023, the country’s cumulative cases since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 stood at 264 441, with 258 456 recoveries and 5 677 cumulative deaths. The recovery rate was 98%, with 308 active cases having been reported.