1.0 ZIMBABWE’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Cabinet received an update on the Country‘s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and Roll-Out of Vaccines, as presented by the Acting Minister of Health and Child Care, Honourable Professor dr Amon Murwira.
The nation is being informed that the cumulative COVID-19 cases as at 13 June, 2023 stood at 265 362, with 259 378 recoveries and 5 703 deaths. The recovery rate was 98% with 281 active cases recorded. There were six recorded deaths during the week compared to two in the previous week. There were 29 new admissions, compared to the 11 recorded the previous week, with 5 being in intensive care.
Regarding the national vaccination programme, a total of 7 345 145 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, 5 511 725 second doses and 2 140 084 third doses respectively have so far been administered. The national vaccination coverage increased to 65.3% from 65.2% the previous week.
Cabinet assures the public that the pandemic remains under control. However, communities must continue to prioritise getting vaccinated while continuing to protect themselves by adhering to all recommended COVID-19 Public Health and Social Measures.