Zimbabwe on Tuesday recorded 17 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s total to 591, said the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

The new cases include citizens returning from South Africa and Botswana, and three local infections, said the ministry, adding that the country has witnessed an increasing number of imported cases, which make up the majority of the country’s infections.

Recoveries are also increasing, standing at 162 with 11 people recovering on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe recorded another COVID-19 death on Monday, raising the country’s death toll to seven.

A total of 67,755 COVID-19 tests have been done to date in the country since the onset of the outbreak in March.

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