COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown to the population before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. You can read more about the virus on the official website by the World Health Organization
We have dedicated this site for you to be able to get real-time information and data of the virus as it develops in Zimbabwe. The immediate data below is a summary of the statistics alongside with the dashboard.
Not in Zimbabwe? We also have a page where you can view data for your country. Visit our World COVID-19 Statistics platform
The dashboard might take a while to load, in the meantime you can view the quick stats below:
A summarized graph of the number of total recorded cases, deaths and recoveries within the last 30-days has been included for you with download capabilities. You can download this as SVG, PNG or CSV data. To view data for a specific time period, click and drag your touch device to create a selection width, automatically the data visualizations will adjust according to your needs.
The COVID-19 Dashboard provided below gives a summary and brief analytical statistic about the current situation in Zimbabwe.
We maintain the dashboard basing on the statistical data provided by the Ministry of Health & Child Care through the daily updates posted via their twitter handle.
The statistical and analytical dashboard might take a while to load. Please make sure you have a strong internet connection.
Some visitors prefer to view and get this data direct from the Ministry of Health & Child Care. That’s still alright. You can view the official website here.
In order to reduce mass panic within some individuals, we have introduced a Self-testing tool that will allow you to gauge your condition based on the symptoms and emotional state you might be in. Kindly note: The self-test tool is not a replacement for Health infrastructures that have been put in place to combat COVID-19 in Zimbabwe its main purpose is to assist you on what you are feeling and give you possible advice based on the questions.
Maybe you might be interested in subscribing to the WhatsApp platform to receive these updates straight to your mobile device every evening? Start a conversation by saying “Hi” to the WhatsApp bot with the number below and make sure to save the number to receive these in your inbox every evening.
What does the bot provide?
- daily statistics update straight to your inbox every evening
- self-screening for COVID-19
- information and guides during these tough times
- and a lot more features to be updated as time progresses.
Staying Safe During this Period
In order to stay safe and keep the ones you love away from the virus, practice the following measures and precautions:
- always practice social distancing by making sure you maintain 2 meters apart from the person next to you
- always WEAR A MASK
- abide to the current lockdown measures induced by the government in your country
- always make sure to sanitize hands or wash hands with soap and running water frequently
- reduce unnecessary travels by all means
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.
Most common symptoms are:
- dry cough
Less common symptoms:
- aches and pains
- sore throat
- loss of taste or smell
- a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
- difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- chest pain or pressure
- loss of speech or movement
Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms.
Zimbabwe Toll-free Numbers:
Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility. People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home. On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.
Treatment & Selfcare
If you feel sick you should rest, drink plenty of fluid, and eat nutritious food. Stay in a separate room from other family members, and use a dedicated bathroom if possible.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Everyone should keep a healthy lifestyle at home. Maintain a healthy diet, sleep, stay active, and make social contact with loved ones through the phone or internet. Children need extra love and attention from adults during difficult times. Keep to regular routines and schedules as much as possible.
It is normal to feel sad, stressed, or confused during a crisis. Talking to people you trust, such as friends and family, can help. If you feel overwhelmed, talk to a health worker or counsellor.