311 Covid-19 Cases In Mberengwa Schools
Several schools in Mberengwa District are now under lockdown as the total number of pupils and teachers who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus has risen to 311.
This revelation comes after the Ministry of Health and Child Care recently carried out mass testing at six schools in the district, among them, Musume, Masase, Chegato, and Mnene.
According to Mberengwa District Development Coordinator, Ndeya Nyede, the majority of positive cases are asymptomatic. He also said 2 507 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were done, with 311 coming out positive but however active cases are now 244.
Musume High School recorded 12 positive cases from 89 tests done, and nine cases are active.
Masase High School recorded 101 positive cases from 703 tests and 72 cases are active.
Chegato High School recorded 154 positive cases from 775 tests with 127 cases being active.
Mnene High School did 774 tests, with 40 positive cases recorded. 32 cases are active at the school.