The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Zimbabwe has increased to five including one death, the Ministry of health announced on Thursday.

In a press statement, permanent Secretary Agnes Mahomva said the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory tested 65 samples, two of these tested positive bringing the total confirmed cases to five.

He added that the third case reported on Tuesday has been admitted for treatment under isolation at Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases hospital.

The ministry urged everyone to remain vigilant in the prevention of Covid-19 and practice good personal hygiene.

More than 18 000 deaths and 410 000 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded globally.