16 cholera deaths recorded

Acting Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Service Minister Jenfan Muswere

The nation has registered 16 confirmed deaths from cholera.

The Acting Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Service Minister Jenfan Muswere advised the nation in a post cabinet brief yesterday.

“The nation is informed that as of 13 June 2023, Zimbabwe’s cumulative suspected cases had reached

2 460, with 2 243 recoveries, 16 confirmed deaths, and 47 suspected deaths. The case fatality rate (CFR) for all deaths, confirmed and suspected, was 2.4%”, Minister Muswere said.

Overall, 154 317 suspected cholera cases were reported in Africa with a cumulative total of 2 747 deaths having been recorded.

The nation was assured that government has instituted a multi-sectoral approach with a view to combating the outbreak.

The populace have been urged to take measures aimed at mitigating the effects of the outbreak.

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