Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Zimbabwe pass 600

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Zimbabwe has reached 605 after 14 new cases were recorded on Wednesday.

The 14 cases include one citizen who returned from South Africa and 13 local infections, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said in an update.

Two of the local infections are contacts to known confirmed cases, while the source of infection for the other 11 is unknown, according to the ministry.

The number of recoveries has risen to 166 after three more recoveries were reported, while the death toll remains at seven.

The country has so far done a total of 68,400 COVID-19 tests.