The Ministry of Health and Child Care has recorded its 14th confirmed case of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic on Saturday 11 April.
In a statement, the ministry revealed that the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory had tested 84 samples from four provinces namely, Bulawayo (58), Harare (23), Mashonaland East (2) and Mashonaland Central (1).
It was further revealed that of the 79 results which were made available where one tested positive for the virus.
“Additionally, in line with our decentralisation strategy for testing, training of lab scientists at the National TB Reference Laboratory in Bulawayo for Covid-19 is currently taking place.
“Once completed, these will provide Covid-19 testing service for the Southern Region starting on Monday next week,” read the statement.
Zimbabwe has so far conducted 547 cumulative tests, 528 were negative, while 14 were positive and three deaths.
Harare has the most number of confirmed cases with 7, Mash East 4, Bulawayo 2 and Matabeleland North 1.
In the case of the Bulawayo man who passed away recently after succumbing to the virus, the ministry added that, to date, they have identified 47 primary contacts.
“The Ministry established that at the tourist resort in Hwange, where case number 11 and his wife visited between 14th and 16th March 2020, there were no other guests at the timr of their visit.
“Following their departure, the lodge has not booked any clients to date.
“Further, the Ministry established that all the 7 staff members that case number was in direct contact with during his stay were asymptomatic,” added the statements.
Citizens have been called to practice good hygiene and social distancing among other measures to contain the spread of the deadly virus.