Kwekwe nurse, general hand contract COVID-19

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A Kwekwe nurse and a general cleaner are believed to have tested positive of Covid-19.

It is suspected that the nurse and the general hand cleaner contracted the virus through interactions with a COVID-19 patient who was admitted at Kwekwe General Hospital’s private ward.

The private ward at the medical referral institution was turned into a Covid-19 isolation centre.

The cases comes at a time when Covid-19 cases in Midlands are on the increase after the province recorded a daily total of 11 new cases which is a record number
since the first case was diagnosed in the province on 20 May 2020.

While Kwekwe District taskforce chairperson Vitalis Kwashira would not confirm the cases as he said he was on leave, sources at the hospital confirmed that the nurse and the grounds man had indeed tested positive ofCovid-19 and are currently in self isolation.

“A nurse and a general cleaner from a private ward tested positive of Covid-19 after coming into contact with a Covid-19 patient from Gweru who was admitted at a
private ward. The cleaner did not have protective clothing.

There are currently in self isolation,” the source said.

The total cumulative number of confirmed Covid 19 cases in the province is now 54, 4 recoveries one death and 49 active cases.
Most of the cases were amongst those of the returnees from South Africa.

Observer