Masvingo records first Covid-19 deaths

SIMBARASHE MTEMBO


NEWS EDITOR
MASVINGO –Masvingo has recorded its first Covid-19 deaths with two people dying within a day of each other, Provincial Medical Director (PMD) Dr. Amadeus Shamu has said.

Dr. Shamu said the first death, a local transmission was recorded at Hippo Valley Medical Centre on Tuesday and the second death was recorded yesterday during a postmortem at Masvingo General Hospital.

He however could not furnish The Mirror with further details regarding the deaths.

Provincial Covid-19 Taskforce Spokesperson Rodgers Irimayi said he was yet to get details of the matter.
“The first death was recorded in Chiredzi on Tuesday. It is a local transmission because the victim did not travel outside the country. The victim died at Hippo Valley Medical Centre.

“In the second case, the victim was taken for postmortem after dying from unclear circumstances. The medical staff took all precautions before attending to the corpse,” said Dr. Shamu.
Zimbabwe has so far recorded 150 Covid-19 deaths.

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