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Covid-19 related deaths rise

Minister of Health Motlatsi Maqelepo

July 27, 2020 1 min read

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MASERU - The number of Covid-19 related deaths in the country has increased to 12 after three more deaths were recorded over the weekend.

According to the current updates which were released by the Ministry of Health on Sunday, the increase is not only on deaths but also on confirmed cases.

As per the updates, there are 86 new confirmed cases which bring the total number of the cases in the country to 505.
However, as per the updates, it is not all bad news as 15 new recoveries have been recorded bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 128.
Up until now, the country has conducted a total of 7 463 tests.
Lesotho was the last country in Africa to have not reported Covid-19 cases until May 13, when the first case was recorded.


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The government has resolved to deal with the fight against COVID-19 pandemic based on the country's scale of infection which now stands at 2.04, indicating that one person infects two people with the virus each day.
The government has also reviewed the Covid-19 regulations introducing restrictions to some which were already relaxed and a supporting gazette dated July 20, 2020 has been issued.



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