ZIMBABWE RECORDS 28th COVID-19 CASES

ZIMBABWE RECORDS 28th COVID-19 CASES

ZIMBABWE RECORDS 28th COVID-19 CASES

By Shadreck Gurenje

 

The Ministry of Health and Child Care has said that the country recorded an additional 3cases of Coronavirus to make them 28 cases including 2 recoveries and 4 deaths.

 

Through an official statement, the ministry reported that the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory yesterday on the 21st of April tested 93 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests of which 3 of them tested positive for Covid-19. The statement further says the results of 65 more samples which were collected yesterday are still pending.

 

All the PCR tests done in Bulawayo were negative for Covid-19. To date, the ministry says the total number of screening and diagnostic tests is 4159.

 

The Worldometer today says there are a total of 2,557,994 cases of Covid-19 and 177,688 deaths worldwide. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization continues to advise people to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through cleaning your hands often using soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.

 

  • Maintaining a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Covering your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Staying home if you feel unwell
  • If you have a fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Call in advance.
  • Following the directions of your local health authority.
  • In addition, avoiding unneeded visits to medical facilities allows healthcare systems to operate more effectively, therefore protecting you and others.

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