Zim records 56 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

by | Jul 9, 2021 | COVID 19 | 0 comments

Pretty Manyewe

Zimbabwe yesterday recorded 56 Covid-19 related deaths raising the cumulative number of deaths to 2029.

This is the second highest number of deaths recorded in 24 hours since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020.

It has been two days of new infections going above 2000, as the high numbers become the new normal in the third wave.

“Out of the 12811 tests conducted yesterday, 2156 were positive bringing the national tally to 62384. 525 new recoveries were also recorded, however active cases went up to 17499. The country’s recovery rate stands at 69% with 42855 recoveries recorded,” said the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

The country has been experiencing a surge in both new cases and number of deaths, which prompted the government to impose a two-week Level 4 lockdown in efforts to curb the effects of the pandemic.

Meanwhile the country received a consignment of 2 million Sinovac vaccine in the continued efforts to achieve herd immunity.

Zimbabweans are being encouraged to comply to lockdown measures that were put in place and most importantly, to get vaccinated.