FOR the past three weeks, Lesotho has seen an alarmingly high rate of the COVID-19 cases and related deaths that have left most health centres overstretched.
July 19, 2021
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COVID-19 infections explode
World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti
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The confirmation comes from recorded statistics of the pandemic pilot team of the National COVID-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC).
A reports filed on July 17 by the body, shows that the country’s current COVID-19 related death rate stands at 345 after 126 245 tests were taken, adding that 12 490 of them came out positive with 6 602 recoveries.
In her address this week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti said Africa’s third wave continues its destructive pathway, pushing past yet another grim milestone as the continent’s case count tops six million.
She said as this urge sweeps across Africa, the world is witnessing the brutal cost in lives lost and the death rate has climbed steeply for the past few weeks, jumping 40 percent.
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This, she said is a clear warning that hospitals are at a breaking point and under-resourced health facilities face dire shortages of health workers, supplies, equipment and infrastructure needed to provide care to severely ill COVID-19 patients.
NACOSEC continues to urge the nation to abide by the regulations and guidelines of the pandemic provided by WHO. LeNA