Manicaland is the latest province to record COVID-19 cases after 9 positive cases were confirmed on Thursday for the first time since the outbreak of the disease in Zimbabwe.
The cases were noted after a combined 55 tests were conducted (35 Rapid Diagnostic Tests and 20 polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
Harare Province has the highest number of confirmed cases at 64, Masvingo Province 25, Matabeleland South Province 16, Bulawayo Province 15, Mashonaland East Province 6, Mashonaland West Province 6, Midlands Province 6, and Matabeleland North Province 2.
Only Mashonaland Central Province remains without confirmed cases.
Overall, Zimbabwe now has confirmed cases 149, with 117 being active, 28 recoveries and four deaths.
Other provinces have the following confirmed cases:
- Harare – 64
- Masvingo – 25
- Matabeleland South – 16
- Bulawayo – 15
- Mashonaland East – 6
- Mashonaland West – 6
- Midlands – 6
- Matabeleland North – 2
COVID-19 is a deadly respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus.