Daily cholera update and alerts

Source: Government of Zimbabwe; World Health Organization (WHO)

Date: 23 Feb 2009

* Please note that daily information collection is a challenge due to communication and staff constraints. On-going data cleaning m

** Daily information on new deaths should not imply that these deaths
occurred in cases reported that day. Therefore daily CFRs >100% may
occasionally result

A. Highlights of the day:

– 1290 cases and 50 deaths added today (in comparison 920 cases and 14 deaths yesterday)

– 71.2% of the districts affected have reported today (42 out of 59 affected


– 90.3 % of districts reported to be affected (56 districts/62)

– Beitbridge cumulative number of cases revised upwards by 11 cases.

– Bikita cases revised downwards from 2868 t0 2459, due to double
reporting of Mukazi cases in both Chiredzi and Bikita yesterday (409
cases involved)

– Cumulative Institutional Case Fatality Rate 1.85%

– Daily Institutional Case Fatality Rate 2.05%

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