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COVID-19: Namibia records 102 new cases, six deaths

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Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Wednesday announced that Namibia recorded 102 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 46 051.The gender distribution of the reported cases is 46 female and 56 ma…

Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Wednesday announced that Namibia recorded 102 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 46 051.

The gender distribution of the reported cases is 46 female and 56 male with an age range of eight to 76 years.

Six COVID-19 deaths were also reported from Windhoek, Otjiwarongo, Swakopmund and Grootfontein districts. From the six deceased persons aged between three months and 87, five are reported to have had comorbidities. This brings the total number of deaths to 592.

“As we continue experiencing COVID-19 deaths in our communities, we urge members of the public to seek early medical attention before health conditions deteriorate,” Shangula said, adding that families of deceased persons should follow national COVID-19 regulations during funerals to suppress the spread of COVID-19.

Of the total cases announced on Wednesday, Khomas recorded the highest number at 51 followed by Hardap with 21 and Erongo with 16 cases. ||Kharas recorded eight cases while Kunene and Zambezi recorded two cases each. Otjozondjupa and Oshikoto recorded one case each.

Cases recorded on Wednesday include 15 learners from different schools and one teacher. The cases also include five students, three healthcare workers and 11 cases from the fishing industry in Erongo.

A total of 178 new recoveries were also reported from Khomas, Otjozondjupa, Hardap, Zambezi and Omaheke. This brings the total number of recoveries to 44 162.

On Wednesday, Namibia had 1 286 active cases with 129 hospitalised confirmed cases. Thirty-five cases are reported to be in intensive care units.

Meanwhile, 160 vaccine doses were administered on Wednesday of which 120 were in Khomas and 40 in Erongo. Cumulatively, 3 282 vaccine doses have been administered to date.

Source: Namibia press Agency