Zimbabwe in sixth straight day without recording COVID-19 death

Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)
(Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Zimbabwe has not recorded a new case of COVID-19 death over the past six days, its longest period since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in March.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Health and Child Care released on Friday, the country last reported COVID-19 related deaths on Sept. 11, when the toll reached 224.

As of Thursday this week, the country had 7,633 cases, 5,841 recoveries, and 1,568 active cases.

Most of the deaths, accounting for 68 percent, are occurring in the age range of 40 to 80 years, according to the ministry.
The national recovery rate from the disease stands at 77 percent.

Zimbabwe has reopened most sectors of its economy following five months of closure due to the pandemic.

The government, however, continues to urge the public to remain cautious as the threat of the disease remains.

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