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COVID-19: Namibia records 164 new case, five deaths

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Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Saturday announced that the country recorded 164 new cases of COVID-19 out of 1 953 samples tested and five deaths in the last 24 hours.Among the new cases, 104 are females and 60 males wi…

Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Saturday announced that the country recorded 164 new cases of COVID-19 out of 1 953 samples tested and five deaths in the last 24 hours.

Among the new cases, 104 are females and 60 males with the youngest aged six and the oldest being 92.

Khomas Region recorded the highest number at 62 with Hardap recording 24, Otjozondjupa 12, ||Kharas 12, Erongo 11, Ohangwena 11, Omaheke 10, Zambezi eight, Oshana six, Omusati five, Oshikoto two and Kavango East one.

A total number of 103 new recoveries were also recorded with Otjozondjupa Region recording the highest recoveries at 56, Khomas 32, Hardap 12 and ||Kharas three.

The minister also announced that a total number of 228 people are hospitalised of which 66 are in the intensive care units at various health facilities around the country.

Khomas has the highest number of hospitalised people at 77, Oshana 27, ||Kharas 24, Erongo 20, Kunene 20, Oshikoto 10, Ohangwena nine, Omaheke nine, Hardap nine, Zambezi eight, Otjozondjupa seven, Omusati six and Kavango East two.

Of the five people who succumbed to the virus, two were recorded in Windhoek, a man and a woman, Keetmanshoop also recorded two cases, a man and woman, while Rehoboth recorded one case, and the ministry extended its condolences to the bereaved families.

Cumulative confirmed cases in the country are now 51 113 with recoveries standing at 48 049 while active cases are 2 343 and deaths now total 710.

Source: Namibia Press Agency