Zimbabwe has at least 215 confirmed cases of cholera, the Ministry of Health and Child Care reported on Wednesday.
The disease’s most recent epidemic started on February 12.
The ten provinces of the nation, according to the government, were all afflicted, although there was no epidemiological connection between them.
“As of May 9, a cumulative total of 766 suspected cholera cases, five laboratory-confirmed deaths, 16 suspected cholera deaths, and 215 laboratory-confirmed cases were reported,” the ministry stated.
This was said at a post-cabinet meeting media briefing on Tuesday in Harare by Monica Mutsvangwa, Minister of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services.
He said that the government would make money available to strengthen the nation’s reaction to the pandemic.
The cabinet guarantees the populace that the cholera risk assessment, which should direct the administration of the oral cholera vaccine, has been finished in all ten provinces of the nation.
As part of a multi-sectoral response to the cholera outbreak, “active surveillance of points of entry and exit is continuing.”