Masvingo couple succumbs to Covid-19 hours apart

by | Jul 15, 2021 | COVID 19 | 0 comments

Brian Rungano Temba

A Masvingo couple has succumbed to Covid19 related complications within hours of each other.

The Masundas, a well-known couple which stayed in Hillside, drove to Rujeko isolation centre around midnight on Tuesday and the wife passed enroute.

The husband was driving and Mrs Masunda died before they reached the facility.

Mrs Masunda passed away in their car before she could get into the facility.

Mr Masunda who was on oxygen support after being admitted on shortness of breath passed away around 4am.

The couple is said to have exhibited Covid19 symptoms since Monday, a close source confirmed.

As of July 14, 2021 alone, Masvingo province recorded five deaths, three from Masvingo district and two from Chiredzi.

Cumulatively Masvingo has lost 92 people to the deadly COVID-19 virus.

Nationally, Zimbabwe has recorded an average of 50 Covid19 deaths daily in the past week.

Provincial COVID-19 Taskforce spokesperson for Masvingo, Mr Rodgers Irimayi said he was yet to receive the report form the autopsy to confirm if the deceased were victims of the lethal Delta Variant.

“I am yet to receive information on the couple. We are however, urging everyone to get vaccinated especially in the wake of the delta variant which is claiming lives and killed millions in India. Everyone should adhere to measures put in place by Government to curb the spread and effects of Covid19,” said Irimayi.

Masvingo City Council in conjunction with Ministry of Health and Childcare is currently conducting a COVID-19 Vaccination campaign.

Town Clerk Eng Edward Mukaratirwa announced in a public statement;
“Vaccines will be administered at Masvingo Provincial Hospital, Rujeko Clinic, Runyararo Clinic and Mucheke Clinic.”

Tests done in Masvingo province on July 14 2021 sum up to 1 108. Per district the numbers are as shown below.

Bikita 154
Chiredzi 215
Chivi 46
Gutu 48
Masvingo 504
Mwenezi 42
Zaka 99

Of the tested 255 came out Positive in the province. District figures are as follows:
Bikita 30
Chiredzi 58
Chivi 46
Gutu 19
Masvingo 106
Mwenezi 12
Zaka 16

Recoveried recorded on July 14, 2021 sum up tp 94 people while the cumulative recovered are 3 507.
Masvingo province has 2 265 Active cases.