Kwekwe confirms first 2 COVID-19 cases



Health officials in Kwekwe confirmed today the first two diagnosed cases there of the COVID-19 virus.

Two returnees quarantined at Kwekwe High School tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.

In an interview with midlands news, this morning, Kwekwe District Covid-19 taskforce chairperson Vitalis Kwashira confirmed the first 2 Covid-19 cases in Kwekwe of repatriates quarantined at Kwekwe High School.

He said that they are Gweru residents, they were sent to the Kwekwe quarantine facilities after the Gweru centre had been overwhelmed.

The male repatriates who tested positive returned home from South Africa.

The two new cases have raised the cumulative total of Covid-19 infections to 6 for Midlands province.

Related: Kwekwe quarantined rise to 72

Ministry of Health and Child Care reported that to date 28 May, 2005 Rapid Diagnostic Testing ( RDT) screening tests and 490 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) diagnostic tests were carried out across the country in a sibling day cumulatively adding to the number of tests done to date to 40 487

(25 407 RDT and 16 440 PCR)

To date the national cumulative is at 149 cases, 4 deaths and 28 recoveries.

Active cases tally to 117.

Meanwhile, Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Senator Larry Mavima has said three other Covid-19 patients who were receiving treatment at Mkoba 1 clinic in Gweru were released and taken to their homes in Gokwe for self-quarantine.

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