1.0 ZIMBABWE’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Cabinet received an update on Zimbabwe’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and a Report on the Roll-out of Vaccines, which was presented by the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Monitoring Implementation of Government Programmes as the Acting Minister of Health and Child Care, Honourable J.M. Gumbo.
Cabinet is informing the nation that as of 3rd June 2023, Zimbabwe’s cumulative COVID-19 cases had reached 265 152, with 259 195 recoveries and 5 695 deaths. The recovery rate was 98%, with 262 active cases recorded. Two deaths were recorded during the week, as in the previous week.
As of 3 June 2023, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered had reached 7 331 697 for the first dose, 5 493 480 for the second dose, and 2 130 998 for the third dose. The national vaccination coverage for dose one increased to 65.2% from 65.1% the previous week.