Mbabane: Eswatini has recorded 4 more COVID-19 positive cases, which has seen the number of cases growing up to 40.
This was announced by the Minister of Health Lizzie Nkosi on Friday afternoon in a press statement.
The Minister of Health announced that the COVID-19 cases has grown up to 40.
Announcing results, the Minister of Health through the statement stated that the Ministry received 113 results of which 109 were negative and 4 come out positive, bringing the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 40.
“The 37th case is a 36 years old male residing in the Manzini Region, who presented with no symptoms and has no history of travel but had a contact with case number 31”
“The 38th case is a 54 years old male residing in the Lubombo Region, who tested as part of a wellness program. He has no history of travel and is a clinician”.
“The 39th case is a 58 years old female residing in the Lubombo Region, who tested as part of a wellness program. He has no history of travel and is a clinician”.
“The 40th case is a 38 years old male residing in the Lubombo Region, who tested as part of a wellness program. He has no history of travel and is a clinician”. He presented with flu symptoms and is a health worker”.
According to the statement, contact tracing for the confirmed cases has begun. The statement further reveals that Eswatini has now 40 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 10 cases have been treated, 25 are still undergoing treatment and only one has died.
The Minister of Health said contact tracing has already stated for the confirmed case. She urged the public to adhere to the covid-19 regulations and take precautions as advised by the ministry and world health organization.
The Ministry continues to urge the public to wash their hands frequently with soap and running water or use hand sanitizer and to observe hand hygiene always, avoiding touching their faces, and avoiding close contact with (staying at least one meter away from) other people
When coughing or sneezing people are urged to cover to cover their mouth or preferably use a face mask.
The public is also urged to cooperate with rapid response teams as they go about their duties of finding contacts of positive cases.
Coronavirus is spreading at a very high rate, globally according to statistics from the coronavirus global data as of April 24, 2020, 8:00pm there were 2,804,559 confirmed cases worldwide with 195,594 deaths and 776,387 recoveries since the outbreak over the past four months.
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