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COVID-19: Namibia records 174 new cases and four deaths

Summary

Namibia on Thursday recorded 174 new COVID-19 cases and four new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 642.Health and Social Services Minister, Dr Kalumbi Shangula said the new deaths were recorded in the Windhoek, Grootfontein, Lüde…

Namibia on Thursday recorded 174 new COVID-19 cases and four new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 642.

Health and Social Services Minister, Dr Kalumbi Shangula said the new deaths were recorded in the Windhoek, Grootfontein, Lüderitz and Outapi districts.

The deaths involve three men and one woman aged between 37 and 89 years.

According to Shangula, the newly confirmed cases represent a 10 per cent positivity ratio and were identified from 1 805 results received from laboratories in the preceding 24 hours.

The cases have a gender distribution of 102 male and 72 female patients, with the youngest being six months old and the oldest, 86 years.

Kunene Region recorded the highest number of positive cases at 39, followed by Hardap at 32, Khomas at 31, Omaheke 18, Erongo 17 and Otjozondjupa 16. Oshana recorded nine cases while ||Kharas recorded seven, Omusati and Kavango East recorded two cases each while Zambezi recorded one.

The minister went on to say among the confirmed cases, 45 are learners of which 33 are from Outjo Secondary School and the rest are from different schools. Eight inmates from the Gobabis police holding cells, six teachers and four healthcare workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

The total number of active cases on Thursday stood at 1 677. The hospitalised cases were 181 and of these, 38 were in intensive care units.

In addition, 112 new recoveries were reported, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 46 021.

Meanwhile, 20 315 people countrywide have received their first vaccine dose against COVID-19 and 1 392 people received their second dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.

Source: Namibia Press Agency