COVID-19 CASES SURGE AS THE COUNTRY RECORDS CASES OF THE VIRULENT INDIAN VIRUS
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The country has recorded a surge of Covid-19 cases since May 14, with local Covid-19 cases at 50 800 and a death toll at 774 in a sharp contradiction from the previous week which showed that the disease spread had slowed down.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness chief public relations officer Christopher Nyanga on Monday revealed that 2 cases of the B1.617 variant of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Botswana.It is not yet clear if there are more cases of the virulent virus strain which has gripped India, pushing the Indian county’ death toll over 240 thousand and daily record number of deaths at over 4000.
Botswana’s current active cases are at a high of 2 549. The country has also administered 71 500 jabs of the Covid-19 vaccine since the vaccine rollout began.