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COVID-19: Namibia records 188 new cases

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The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, on Sunday reported that Namibia recorded 188 new COVID-19 positive cases bringing the total number of active cases in the country to 1 983.Shangula, in the daily COVID-19 update statement…

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, on Sunday reported that Namibia recorded 188 new COVID-19 positive cases bringing the total number of active cases in the country to 1 983.

Shangula, in the daily COVID-19 update statement issued by his ministry, said the new cases represent a 15 per cent positivity ratio and were identified from 1 250 sample results received from laboratories in the last 24 hours.

The new cases have a gender distribution of 99 males and 89 females, with the youngest patient being two years old and the oldest, 86.

Kavango East Region recorded the highest number of cases at 55, followed by Erongo at 29, Oshikoto 25, Khomas 18, Otjozondjupa 17, ||Kharas 13 and Zambezi recorded 11 cases. Hardap, Kavango West, Omaheke and Kunene each recorded five cases.

The minister said among the new confirmed cases, 91 are learners of whom 31 are from Max Makushe Senior Secondary School (SSS) in the Andara district in Kavango East, while 16 are from Ekulo SSS in the Omuthiya district in the Oshikoto Region, and nine are from Romanus Kampungu SSS in the Rundu district, also in the Kavango East Region. The others are learners from different schools.

“Eight teachers from different schools and three healthcare workers each from Katima Mulilo, Otjiwarongo and Outjo districts are among the positive cases,” Shangula said.

He said of the active cases 128 are hospitalised of which nine are in intensive care units.

Shangula also announced 55 new recoveries recorded in the Khomas, ||Kharas and Hardap regions, bringing the total number of recoveries in Namibia to 35 090.

Namibia currently has a total of 402 COVID-19 deaths.

Source: Namibia Press Agency