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COVID-19: Namibia records 105 new cases, eight deaths

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Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Sunday announced that Namibia recorded 105 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 51 218.The cases had a gender distribution of 43 males and 62 females between …

Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Sunday announced that Namibia recorded 105 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 51 218.

The cases had a gender distribution of 43 males and 62 females between the ages of 23 days and 89 years.

Shangula in the daily COVID-19 update said the country also recorded eight deaths from the districts of Windhoek, Mariental and Swakopmund, bringing the total number of deaths to 718. Of the eight deceased persons, aged between 37 and 83 years, seven are reported to have had comorbidities.

Of the cases announced on Sunday, Khomas recorded the highest number at 33 followed by Hardap with 18 and Erongo with 16 cases. Oshana recorded 15 cases, Otjozondjupa eight, Kunene six, Omaheke three while Kavango East recorded two cases. Zambezi, //Karas, Omusati and Ohangwena recorded one case each.

The cases included 14 learners from different schools, six teachers and four healthcare workers.

A total of 198 new recoveries were also recorded bringing the total recoveries to 48 247.

Active cases on Sunday stood at 2 242 with 215 hospitalised cases of which 66 are in intensive care units.

Cumulatively, 50 339 COVID-19 vaccine first doses were administered by Sunday.

Source: Namibia Press Agency