COVID-19: Namibia records 1 726 new cases and 28 deaths

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Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, has announced that Namibia recorded 1 726 new COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths on Friday.

Cases were recorded in all 14 regions and had a gender distribution of 932 females and 794 males. The youngest case was aged three days and the oldest, 116 years.

The deaths were recorded in Gobabis, Okahandja, Windhoek, Mariental, Walvis Bay, Keetmanshoop, Otjiwarongo, Rehoboth, Swakopmund, Rundu and Onandjokwe.

A total of 769 recoveries were also recorded, bringing total recoveries in the country to 76 871.

The minister also announced that 587 people were hospitalised of which 104 were in intensive care units.

By Friday, 130 048 people had received their first COVID vaccine while 28 537 had received their second dose.

The cumulative confirmed cases stood at 104 099, with active cases at 25 306 and deaths totalling 1911.

Source: Namibia Press Agency