Zimbabwe recorded nine new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours to take the total number of deaths to 22 between Sunday and yesterday.
During the same period, 461 coronavirus cases were recorded and almost all the cases are community transmissions.
COVID-19 has killed 339 people since the coronavirus was first detected in March in the country.
According to a Ministry of Health and Child Care daily update on Thursday night, the deaths were recorded in Harare (2), Bulawayo (2), Manicaland (1), Mashonaland East (1), Mashonaland West (2) and Masvingo (1) respectively.
Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, who chairs the COVID-19 information and communication sub-committee, said:
The threat posed by Covid-19 has not rescinded but has increased as there is a new strain of the virus.
Now more than ever we need to practice protective and preventive measures such as wearing our masks in public spaces, washing or sanitising our hands, and physical distancing.