COVID-19 INFECTION RATE DECLINES-CEO

The National COVID-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Thabo Khasipe says out of the new 95 tested specimens only 2 cases came out positive and one new death.

Mr. Khasipe said this when addressing the media on Wednesday at the press briefing held at Moshoeshoe I International Airport.

He added that most COVID-19 cases were detected in Maseru which is still the leading district with 210 positive cases followed by Berea with 132.

Mr Khasipe emphasised that based on gender, females are still most vulnerable to be infected, adding that statistics show only 40 percent of male have been infected with coronavirus while 59 percent of the infected people are women, noting that women between 31 and 35 years of age are more infected by COVID-19

The NACOSEC CEO says all measures that were put in place to combat COVID-19 have proven to be successful as half of the infected people have recovered.

He therefore urged young people to follow all safety measures recommended by World Health Organisation (WHO) and the government to lessen chances of being infected amongst them.

Lesotho has recorded COVID-19 1,051 cases, 31 deaths, 526 recoveries and 15, 023 specimens have been tested since May 2020. As a result, the country has moved from Orange colour to Purple colour.

By Staff Reporter: Noliwe Velaphe

Visit Lesotho COVID-19 Official Facebook Page