Zim’s COVID-19 Confirmed Cases Rise To 13 As Two 21-Year-Old Harare Men Test Positive

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By Mary Taruvinga

ZIMBABWE’S confirmed coronavirus cases have risen to 13 after two 21-year-old Harare men tested positive.

This was revealed by the Health Ministry in its daily COVID-19 update Friday.

“The ministry would like to report that today (Friday), the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory tested 25 samples. Two of these tested positive for COVID-19,” the Health Ministry said.

“Therefore, to date Zimbabwe has 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including three deaths. The two cases involve two 21-year-old male residents of Harare who travelled from the UK with case number 10. As part of tracing and follow-up, the local COVID-19 Rapid Response Team visited their homes, and samples were collected for COVID-19 testing. Both are clinically stable, with mild disease and under self-isolation at home.”

Case number 10 is a 21-year-old female who also travelled from the UK with case number 12 and 13. Four new cases were confirmed positive this week.