By NONDUDUZO KUNENE | 2021-01-13
Mbabane THE country yesterday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in a single day. In a press statement Minister of Health Lizzie Nkosi announced 21 COVID-19 fatalities after a day of recording three deaths. The total number of COVID-19 deaths to date in the country is 319. A majority of the deaths were from the Manzini region. The region recorded 11 deaths followed by Hhohho region with seven and Shiselweni recorded only three. The minister also announced 208 new cases of COVID-19 which were confirmed from 1 416 test results that were received yesterday. To date the country has confirmed 11 919 cases of coronavirus. Hhohho region yesterday recorded the highest number of cases as the minister confirmed 82. At least 58 had mild symptoms of COVID-19, 27 were asymptomatic while seven had moderate symptoms. To date the region has 5 023 people that have tested positive for coronavirus and it has the highest number of cases. Manzini region recorded 63 COVID-19 cases of which 16 were asymptomatic while 40 had mild symptoms. Cases To date 4 925 people from the region, have contracted the virus and it has the second highest number of cases to date. A total of 38 cases from Lubombo region, of which three of them were asymptomatic and 35 had mild symptoms. To date the region has recorded 1 083 cases of the virus. Meanwhile 15 cases from Shiselweni region were recorded and the region has 888 people that have contracted the virus to date. Following the recorded cases the country has 3 494 people who are currently being treated for COVID-19. The minister further announced 124 recoveries after 98 that was recorded on Monday hence the total number of people that have recovered from the virus is 7 898. The total number of females that contract the virus continues to be very high as 6 173 females have tested positive to coronavirus virus while males are 5 746.
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