Mbabane: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases keeps on increasing day by day
Eswatini has recorded 6 more new confirmed cases, which makes to total number of cases grow to 65.
This was announced by the Minister of Health Lizzie Nkosi on Monday afternoon in a press statement.
The six new cases are 4 males and 2 females all from the Manzini Region.
Announcing results, the Minister of Health through the statement stated that the Ministry received a total of 118 results of which 112 were negative and 6 come out positive, bringing the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 65.
According to the statement “case number 60 is a 43 years old male who resides in the Manzini Region. He has no history of travel or contact with a confirmed case and is asymptomatic”.
“Case number 61 is a 33 years old female who reside in the Manzini Region, she has no history of travel but is a contact of one of the confirmed cases and she is asymptomatic as well”
“The 62nd case is a 21 years old male from the Manzini Region. He has no history of travel but is a contact of one of the confirmed cases and is asymptomatic”.
“The 63rd case is a 34 years old female from the Manzini Region. She has no history of travel but is a contact of one of the confirmed cases and is asymptomatic”.
“The 64th case is a 34 years old male from the Manzini Region. He has no history of travel but is a contact of one of the confirmed cases and is asymptomatic”.
“The 65th case is a 27 years old male from the Manzini Region. He has no history of travel and is asymptomatic”.
Manzini continues to have the highest number of confirmed cases as it currently stands at 44 cases followed by Hhohho with 16 cases, while Lubombo has 3 and Shiselweni with only 2 cases.
The Minister urged emaSwati to avoid public gatherings be it parties, traditional weddings or anything that will bring a lot of people together. She encouraged the nation to continue practicing social distancing.
The Ministry of Health 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 27, 2020, 5:00pm there were 3,020,102 confirmed cases worldwide with 208,468 deaths and 889,916 recoveries since the outbreak over the past four months.
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