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COVID -19: Namibia records 155 new cases and two deaths

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The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, on Sunday announced that Namibia had recorded 155 new Coronavirus (COVID-19), along with two deaths.Shangula announced in his daily COVID-19 update that the deaths involve a 77-year-old …

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, on Sunday announced that Namibia had recorded 155 new Coronavirus (COVID-19), along with two deaths.

Shangula announced in his daily COVID-19 update that the deaths involve a 77-year-old Walvis Bay man, who died on 08 February and had cormobidities as well as a 47-year-old male who died on 09 February.

Shangula further announced that the new 155 new cases were identified from 1 085 results received from the laboratories over the last 24 hours, which represents a 14 percent positivity ratio.

The gender distribution of the reported cases is 86 males and 69 females, ranging from a one-year-old to a 78-year-old.

The Khomas Region recorded the highest number of positive cases at 43, followed by Kavango West at 31 and Kavango East at 26. The Erongo Region recorded 21, Otjozondjupa 10, Oshikoto nine, Omaheke seven, Hardap five, and Zambezi three cases respectively.

“[The] number of cases reported from Kavango East and Kavango West regions are learners from different boarding schools. The two ministries [health and education] are working together to control the transmission of COVID-19 cases in schools,” Shangula said.

The minister also reported that the country had recorded 42 recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 34 141.

As of Sunday afternoon, the total number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 1 416, of which 119 are hospitalized, with 14 cases admitted in the intensive care units (ICUs). The total deaths stood at 388.

Source: Nampa