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WHO Zimbabwe cholera outbreak update #5, 28 January 2024 – Zimbabwe


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In the week ending 28 January 2024, a total of 1,583 new suspected cholera cases were reported from all ten provinces. This was a 7.5% increase from 1,499 cases reported during Week-03. Though all 10 provinces have reported cholera cases, three provinces (Harare, Manicaland, and Masvingo) account for approximately 80.9% of all reported cases.

  • Harare is experiencing a gradual decrease of cases in previous weeks (Figure 1), a slight decrease of 10.0% in cases was observed between Week 03 and Week 04 of 2024.

  • Chitungwiza City is experiencing a sustained outbreak, with an average of 130 weekly cases over the first three weeks of the year. In week 04, there was a 45.5% decrease.

  • In Masvingo Province, cases have been reported mainly from Chiredzi, Bikita and Chivi. In the past week, Chiredzi reported 60 cases whilst Chivi reported 20 and Bikita 18 cases.

  • Hwange started reporting cases in Week 02, when two cases were reported. However, there has been a drastic increase of cases to 29 in Week 03 and 150 in Week 04. This is a 417% increase in cases in Week 04 compared to Week 03.

  • Makonde is in an active outbreak. There was a 39.7% increase in cases between Week 03 and Week 04. This surge in cases started in week 02 were 110 cases were reported whilst week 01 had 21 cases.

  • Mazowe is in an active outbreak. There is an average of 120 cases over the past four weeks. There was a 37.2% increase in cases in Week 04 compared to Week 03.



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