Zimbabwe Covid-19 confirmed cases reached 1034 on Monday as local transmissions continue to increase.
Fatalities also increased to 19, after a patient was confirmed to have died from the pandemic during post-mortem.
“Forty-nine cases tested positive for Covid-19 today (Monday). These include returnees from South Africa, 28, and 21 local cases who are isolated,” the Ministry of Health and Child Care said in their update.
“Seven of the local cases are contacts of known confirmed cases, investigations are underway to establish the source of infection for the remaining 14.
“Today, we regret one death at community level. The death occurred in Midlands province and was detected during routine postmortem as part of our Covid-19 surveillance. We await the full postmortem report of the direct cause of death.”
Bulawayo recorded five new infections, taking its tally to 188 cases while 39 people have so far recovered.
Harare reported 30 new cases, Midlands nine and Masvingo two new cases.
Matabeleland South reported fifteen recoveries.
Of the 1034 confirmed cases nationally, 343 have recovered and 19 people have died.