The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National COVID-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC), Mr Thabo Khasipe has appealed to Basotho to comply with the recommended prevention protocols to bring the statistics down to avoid going back to the status of orange or lockdown phase.
This he urged on Wednesday’s presser to give the state of infections reflected at the colour purple phase which Lesotho is currently on since the past four weeks.
The briefing covered avenues including the population groups most infected and how Lesotho is compared to other SADC countries in terms of mitigation and spread of COVID-19 infections. It was during the same event that it became apparent that Lesotho is currently at 32.3% infection and 50.82% recovery rates overall.
It was also divulged that the report is the highest ever while cases by districts place Maseru at the top most with 521 confirmed cases, followed by Leribe with 214, Qacha’s Nek with 144, Botha-Bothe with 117 and Berea. Thaba-Tseka is at the lowest rate of infection.
It is said that Qacha’s Nek has raised a major development in terms of the growth in numbers of infection and the report revealed that cumulative cases have rapidly increased lately since the uplifting of the orange colour phase while last week alone, over 100 cases were reported. About 45% of the statistics constitute active cases and 3.2% in death rates and this places Lesotho at 15 deaths per one to a million deaths.
Behaviour change is meanwhile said to be vital in changing current situation of the escalating COVID-19 infections.