According to a WHO country team official, Zimbabwe is entering the fifth COVID wave as the cold season approaches.

The prediction was made recently in Mutare by Dr Stanley Midzi, WHO Health Systems Strengthening And Policies Adviser.

He was speaking at a United Nations workshop on developmental reporting about the third Sustainable Development Goal, Health and Wellbeing.

Zimbabwe is already in the 5th wave, according to Dr. Midzi, and it is not surprising given that our COVID-19 burden is strongly linked to the winter season, and COVID-19 is a type of flu and we should expect a steady increase in its infection.

According to Midzi, the COVID-19 epidemiological curve aon 30th May 2022, indicated a steady increase in cases since the previous week.

On May 30, Zimbabwe observed 242 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 252 398. The active coronavirus has infected 2 664 people.

On May 31, 2022, the country reported 305 new COVID-19 cases. The total number of cases increased to 252 704 with 2 763 active cases.

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