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COVID-19: Namibia records 207 new cases and three deaths

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Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Friday announced that Namibia recorded 207 new COVID-19 positive cases.Shangula also announced three new COVID-19 deaths, which were recorded in the Outjo, Rehoboth and Windhoek districts, …

Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Friday announced that Namibia recorded 207 new COVID-19 positive cases.

Shangula also announced three new COVID-19 deaths, which were recorded in the Outjo, Rehoboth and Windhoek districts, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to 531.

The deaths involve two women and a man aged between 44 and 80 years; comorbidities were reported for the women.

The new cases represent a 17 per cent positivity ratio and they were identified from 1 231 results received from laboratories in the last 24 hours.

They have a gender distribution of 123 female and 84 male patients with the youngest being three days old and the oldest, 72 years.

Otjozondjupa Region recorded the highest number of positive cases at 63 followed by Hardap at 37, Erongo 30, ||Kharas 25, Khomas 14 and Ohangwena with 11 cases. Oshikoto recorded seven cases, Kunene six, Zambezi and Kavango West four cases each while Omaheke, Kavango East and Omusati each recorded two cases.

The minister said among the confirmed cases, 70 are learners from different schools.

“Three teachers and six students also tested positive for COVID-19,” said Shangula.

The total number of active cases currently stands at 1 919 of which 150 are hospitalised and 32 are in intensive care units.

“All regions except Kavango East have hospitalised patients due to COVID-19,” he added.

Furthermore, 211 new recoveries were recorded bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 42 121.

The minister went on to say, 237 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours, of which 198 were in Khomas and 39 in Erongo.

“Cumulatively, a total of 2 094 vaccine doses have been administered since the roll-out in the two regions, Shungula said.

Source: Namibia Press Agency