Zimbabwe yesterday recorded six Covid-19 deaths and 519 new cases as the surge in new infections continues.
This brings the total number of deaths since March last year to 1 691 and a total of 3 735 active cases.
With the continued increase in new cases, Government has put 12 more hotspot areas under localised lockdown to try and contain the disease.
Most of the new cases were recorded in the areas classified as hotspots with Kariba recording 65 cases, Karoi (60), Chinhoyi and Kwekwe (51).
Other areas under lockdown like Mhondoro, Kazangare in Mashonaland West, Chiredzi, Nkulumane, Emakhandeni and Northern Suburbs in Bulawayo also reported more cases.
According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care Situation Report, as at June 22, the positivity rate went up to 8 percent and the case fatality rate stood at 4 percent.