MASERU – A patient who was suspected to be Lesotho’s first case of the COVID-19 was cleared after her blood samples which had been sent to South Africa returned negative.
April 20, 2020
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Deceased patient tested negative to COVID-19
Minister of Health Nkaku Kabi
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According to the Ministry of Health, the patient who was already dead when her blood samples were ferried to SA for screening had been admitted in a local hospital from April 14 – 16 with breathing complications.
A press statement released by the ministry on Monday shows that the deceased patient who is a Lesotho national had previously travelled to South Africa.
About 20 suspects of COVID – 19 from Lesotho have already tested negative from the pandemic after each was hospitalized with various breathing problems over the past months.
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