By Staff Reporter
AT least 14 health personnel from Karoi and Chidamoyo hospitals in Hurungwe district have tested positive to Covid-19 bringing the total to 48 in the past three days.
All the 14, 12 from Karoi Hospital and two from Chidamoyo Hospital, were fully vaccinated before acquiring the virus and are asymptomatic.
Karoi, which has become the hotspot in the province, also recorded 20 positive cases within the same period whose vaccination status is yet to be known, while 14 unvaccinated pregnant women tested positive for the virus at Chidamoyo Hospital, located some 100 kilometres south of Karoi town.
Mashonaland West acting medical director Dr Gift Masoja confirmed the cases adding that contact tracing was still being conducted.
Meanwhile a total 111 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the past 24 hours in the country.
Health Ministry Situation Report (Sitrep) of June 9, 2021, there has been an increase in cases over the last seven days with the highest peak of 111 cases reported today.
111New Cases (All Local ) and 5Deaths reported in the last 24 hrs. (7 day rolling average for new cases rises to 57 today from 46 yesterday).
523 received their 1st dose today bringing cumulative for 1st dose to 689 920while 4 651 received their 2nd dose bringing cumulative for 2nd dose to 394 063 .(as at 1600hrs)•As of 8 June 2021,
Cases Status Update
@1500hrs there were 75 hospitalised cases: Asymptomatic 8, mild to moderate 57, severe 9 and 1 in Intensive Care Units.(Manicaland, Mash West, Midlands and Mat South did not report today)
•3 427 tests done today(Positivity today was 3.2%).
•161 new recoveries reported: National Recovery rate stands at 93% and Active cases godown to 893 today.
•As of 09June2021, Zimbabwe has recorded39432Cases36917recoveries and 622Deaths.