COVID-19 - Featured - Top Stories - February 24, 2021

Zim COVID-19 outbreak curve declines

Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 epidemic curve is showing a conventional descending inclination since mid-January 2021 BusinessMail can report.

Presenting on the third cabinet press briefing, Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Task Force on the COVID-19 Outbreak, Oppah Muchinguri said as at 19 February 2021, Zimbabwe’s cumulative COVID-19 cases had increased to 35 315, with 30 979 recoveries, 1 44 deaths, a Case Fatality Rate of 4%, and a recovery rate of 88%.

“While the country’s epidemic curve is showing a general downward trend, communities are urged not to become complacent and to continue observing precautionary COVID-19 measures as prescribed by the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the WHO guidelines in order to maintain the declining trend,” said Muchinguri.

The Inter-Ministerial Task Force on the COVID-19 Outbreak has therefore directed security personnel to intensify monitoring and enforcement in order to enhance compliance.

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