Mbabane: The total number of recoveries in Eswatini has increased to 224 as 23 patients cleared of COVID-19 on Friday.
This announcement was made by the Minister of Health Lizzie Nkosi when giving update on COVID-19 response in Eswatini. Nkosi announced that the recovery rate in Eswatini has increased to over 65% of the total confirmed cases.
The Minister revealed that the ministry received 126 results of which 121 tested negative and only five (5) tested positive. This brings the total number of infections in the country to 305 cases.
The new cases comprises of four (4) females and one (1) male, 2 of them are from the Hhohho Region, one(1) from the Shiselweni region and two from the Manzini region.
Eswatini is currently standing with 78 active cases as the total number of recoveries stands at 224 and death toll stands at 3.
Nkosi revealed that the recovery rate is currently higher to those patients admitted at the hospital compared to those who are being treated under home care. This date results indicate that over the total cases, 27 patients are admitted at the hospital while 46 are under home care treatment.
Minister Nkosi said the cumulative graph shows an upward trend due to increasing of new cases. The epidemic curve suggest not to be flattening as yet so the public is further urged to continue adhering to all health measures given by the ministry of health and World Health Organization.
Nkosi further went on to appreciating all frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19 in the country, this include health care workers, armed forces, rapid response teams to name but a few. Nkosi urged all of them to continue with their tremendous job they are doing on the ground.
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