1.0 ZIMBABWE’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AND REPORT ON THE PROCUREMENT AND ROLLOUT OF VACCINES
Cabinet received an update on the Country‘s Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic and a Report on the Procurement and Roll-Out of Vaccines, as presented by the Chairman of the National COVID-19 Inter-Ministerial Committee, Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care,
Honourable General (Rtd.) Dr. C.G.D.N. Chiwenga.
The nation is being informed that since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, the country’s cumulative COVID-19 cases stood at 256 492 as at 9th August, 2022, with 250 616 recoveries and 5 587 deaths. The recovery rate was 98%, with 320 active cases. The overall number of new COVID-19 cases continued to decrease, with 105 cases being recorded, compared to the 112 recorded the previous week, marking a 6% decline. An average of 15 new cases were reported per day, compared to 16 new cases the previous week. A total of 13 new admissions were recorded during the week, compared to 17 the previous week. No patients were admitted into the intensive care. The nation is being informed that the COVID-19 pandemic remains under control.