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COVID-19: Namibia records 164 new cases, nine deaths

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Health and Social Services Minister, Dr Kalumbi Shangula has announced that Namibia on Monday recorded 164 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, bringing total deaths in the country to 3 735.In the daily update issued Tuesday, Shangula said the new cases…

Health and Social Services Minister, Dr Kalumbi Shangula has announced that Namibia on Monday recorded 164 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, bringing total deaths in the country to 3 735.

In the daily update issued Tuesday, Shangula said the new cases formed part of 996 results and represented a 16.5 per cent positivity ratio with 88 males and 68 females between the ages of two to 92 years.

The Omusati Region recorded the highest number of cases at 54, followed by the Khomas with 27, Otjozondjupa 19, ||Kharas 18, Erongo 16, Kavango East eight, Kunene seven, Oshikoto two, Kavango West two, Omaheke two and Oshana one.

Among the confirmed cases are 18 learners, one teacher and two students, and five cases have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 31 are fully vaccinated while 122 or 74.4 per cent of the new cases are not vaccinated.

Shangula further reported 333 new recoveries, bringing total recoveries in the country to 140 320.

The number of active cases on Monday increased to 10 777 of which 407 were hospitalized, with four of the hospitalised cases having received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 35 are fully vaccinated, while 368 are not vaccinated, constituting 90.4 per cent of the total new cases.

A total of 29 cases are admitted to the intensive care units (ICU), of which two are fully vaccinated, one case received one dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 26 cases are not vaccinated, representing 89.7 per cent of all cases in ICU.

The minister also reported that by 09 January, 408 139 people, aged 18 and above had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, representing 27.2 per cent of the target population (1 501 041). A total of 106 998 have received the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine, while 240 145 adults have received two doses of other vaccine types.

A total of 2 287 are children aged 12 to 17 years have received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine of which 307 are fully vaccinated.

Therefore, the cumulative number of people vaccinated with the first dose of both adults and children is 410 426 of which 347 450 are fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, 7 609 people have received a booster dose.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency