By Staff Writer

Maseru, July 13 (The Night’s Watch) – Lesotho has recorded twelve new cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the mountain Kingdom to 245, with 33 recoveries and three virus-related deaths.

Lesotho was the last African country to record a case of coronavirus, on May 13.

There are now over 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent – with more than 250,000 recoveries and over 12,000 deaths.

The COVID-19 virus, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, without practicing respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

Who says most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. 

Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

“The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face,” says WHO on its website. NW

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