Mbabane: The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Eswatini now stands at 205 and total number of recoveries stands at 78.
Nkosi revealed the update at the cabinet offices on Monday when giving the status of COVID-19 in Eswatini. Nkosi said the ministry received a total of 104 results, of which 102 tested negative and two tested positive. The new cases are both from the Manzini region: a 79 year-old male who is asymptomatic and a 38 year-old female who is also asymptomatic.
Meanwhile the number of recoveries in Eswatini now stands at 78, while 63 are admitted at the hospital, 64 are under home care, and two deaths.
The Minster said the cumulative graph on the number of recoveries is encouraging as the numbers have been growing in the past few days. “This is encouraging, however, to have a negative result does not mean one cannot be re-infected. It means that in the current episode the body has managed to get rid of the virus off the body system as the immune system gained control.
Meanwhile on Sunday, Nkosi confirmed that the case that was being reported to have gone missing have come along for treatment at the Lubombo Referral Hospital where he is admitted. This comes after this publication was made to believe that the case came forward voluntarily to the health workers for treatment, explaining that his absentia was caused by that he was misinformed that he should wait for results hence after testing he headed back to South Africa where he is currently employed.
The 21 year old male from Nhlangano told this publication that he was not aware that he is a suspect for Covid-19 as he went to the Nhlangano health Centre for medical attention as he felt some mild flue like symptoms. He said he was given medication at the health Centre and assumed he is cleared.
He revealed to Independent News that he came back to the country on May 13 and called 977 after being informed by his family that his results came positive. Medical worked came on May 14 and drove him to Lubombo Referral Hospital where was admitted at 21:00hrs.
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