A Kwekwe man who died from Covid-19 had simply returned from India the place hundreds have succumbed to a lethal variant, Kwekwe Metropolis Well being authorities have reported.
Robson Kadenhe (76) of Chicago Plots alongside Gokwe Street who was a recognized hypertension affected person on therapy died on Wednesday after testing optimistic to Covid-19.
Nonetheless, well being authorities are but to find out if he had contracted the lethal Indian cov2 variant that has precipitated chaos within the Asian nation the place hundreds are dying day by day.
Kadenhe’s spouse, Mary additionally examined optimistic, however their niece Nataly Kadenhe (21) examined adverse to the illness.
The three, based on a Kwekwe Metropolis Well being report launched on Friday, had simply returned from lndia on 29 April.
Antigen assessments have been carried out on 9 Could after Kadenhe exhibited signs of Covid-19 (diarrhoea, chills, dry cough and fever) while his spouse was asymptomatic.
His well being sadly deteriorated and he died in an ambulance as he was being ferried to Kwekwe Common Hospital.
After contact tracing, 9 individuals have since examined optimistic to the novel coronavirus.
One Zvichauya Midzi (35) of Msasa within the EHT at Kwekwe Metropolis Well being who had contact with Kadenhe and niece Natally, whereas processing their enterprise licence, examined Antigen optimistic on Wednesday at Cimas Laboratory.
In accordance with authorities, a complete of 9 contacts of the three circumstances have been examined on Thursday and 6 got here out optimistic.
Contact tracing for the index circumstances was carried out on the identical day and 4 contacts of Kadenhe who keep on the plot examined optimistic with out exhibiting any signs.
A follow-up to Midzi was additionally performed on Thursday and 5 contacts confirmed Covid-19 signs as all of them examined optimistic.
Midzi’s contacts included three minors aged between 4 and 12 who’re enrolled at Goldridge Main Faculty and these examined optimistic too.
4 lecturers from the college examined adverse.
Samples for the gene sequencing have since been collected from Kadenhe’s spouse, their gardener and Midzi who examined optimistic to find out if the Cov2 virus is the lethal Indian variant.
The niece, who got here from India, refused to have a pattern collected citing that she had already examined Antigen adverse.
In the meantime, Kadenhe’s physique is but to be buried as kinfolk have been mentioned to be “ready for his kids who’re overseas”.
That is regardless of recommendation by authorities to have him buried inside the stipulated 48 hours mandated for the burial of Covid-19 loss of life victims.
The report highlighted that Kadenhe’s kinfolk supposed to bury Kadenhe this Saturday.
The youngest to check optimistic from Kadenhe’s contacts is 4 years whereas there are additionally minors who’re 9 and 12.
Zimbabwe has thus far recorded 38 491 Covid-19 circumstances and 1 582 deaths whereas some 559 875 individuals have been vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19 as of Thursday.