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Zimbabwe records 111 new COVID-19 cases

11 Jun 2021, 02:18 GMT+10

HARARE, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe recorded its highest daily COVID-19 cases totaling 111 Wednesday as the country witnessed an upsurge in cases of infection over the past week.

According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, the 111 cases were all through local transmission and pushed the country's seven-day rolling average for new cases to 57 from 46 Tuesday.

The country also saw five new deaths Wednesday.

"There has been an increase in cases over the last seven days with the highest peak of 111 cases reported today (Wednesday)," the Ministry said in an update Thursday morning.

As of Wednesday, the country had recorded 39,432 COVID-19 cases, with 36,917 recoveries and 1,622 deaths.

A total of 689,920 people have so far received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 394,063 have received their second.

The government is currently redistributing existing stocks of the COVID-19 vaccine to ensure availability of the second dose as the country awaits delivery of another batch of Sinopharm vaccine next Tuesday.

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