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Dec. 29, 2021

OWN CORRESPONDENT

2 min read

COVID-19 remains Lesotho major threat

COVID-19 remains Lesotho major threat

Story highlights

  • Latest reports show that the country has recorded 665 COVID-19 related deaths
  • Maseru has the highest positive cases at 9 036

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’MATEBOHO Mosebekoa, the Communications and Publicity Manager of the National COVID-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC), an authority mandated to control the spread of the coronavirus in the country says for the past weeks, Lesotho has been facing an alarmingly high rate of COVID-19 positive cases.

The latest reports show that the country has recorded 665 COVID-19 related deaths, with over 320 000 tests conducted and more than 28 000 positive cases recorded.
Ms Mosebekoa further noted that Maseru has recorded the highest cases at 9 036 followed by Leribe with 4 772 while Qacha’s Nek has the lowest cases at 915.

A statement released by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) South Africa has revealed that the neighbouring country recorded 3 782 new confirmed COVID-19 infections on Monday.

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The statement further showed that the country recorded 3 417 318 laboratory-confirmed cases and 15 new COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the confirmed death toll to 90 829.
The NICD reported that the 3 782 new COVID-19 cases recorded in South Africa represent a 22 percent positivity rate.
NACOSEC continues urging the nation to keep abiding by the regulations and guidelines of the pandemic. LeNA

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