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COVID-19 recovery rate improves by half in Lesotho

CEO of NACOSEC Thabo Khasipe

Sept. 4, 2020 2 min read

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MASERU – Latest reports show that while the COVID-19 pandemic still remains uncontrollable in Lesotho, there is however a ray of hope as half the infected people has now shown full recovery.

According to the chief executive officer of the National COVID-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC), Thabo Khasipe, there is currently no

exponential growth in cumulative cases

Mr Khasipe acknowledged that measures previously taken by the government to control the spread of the virus contributed effectively to the current results.

He therefore encouraged the nation to continue observing safety protocols now that most restrictions have been lifted.
NACOSEC, he said is currently working on ensuring that swabs take at least 24 hours for testing before results can be released.
This week’s updates on COVID-19 in Lesotho show that out of over 15 118 tests done, there are 1 085 cumulative cases, 528 recoveries and 31 deaths.

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Reports further show that the infection rate is high among people aged 31-35 and Maseru remains the number one district with a large number of infections.
NACOSEC is an autonomous organisation formed by the government to coordinate and implement COVID-19 response strategies and measures.

It took over from the National Emergency Command Centre (NECC) which started the journey of COVID-19 in the country.


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