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COVID-19: Namibia records 373 new cases and 21 deaths

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Health and Social Services Minister, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, has announced that Namibia on Thursday recorded 373 new COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths, bringing total deaths in the country to 3 804.In the daily update issued Friday, Shangula said the new cases…

Health and Social Services Minister, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, has announced that Namibia on Thursday recorded 373 new COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths, bringing total deaths in the country to 3 804.

In the daily update issued Friday, Shangula said the new cases formed part of 2 775 results and represented a 13.4 per cent positivity ratio.

The Omusati Region recorded the highest number of cases at 62, followed by the Khomas Region with 42 cases, Omaheke with 32 cases, Otjozondjupa and Oshana with 30 cases each, ||Kharas 29, Kavango East 28, Hardap 26, Erongo 24, Kunene 17, Ohangwena 13, Kavango West 13, Zambezi 10 and Oshikoto, two cases.

Among the confirmed cases are 43 learners, nine teachers, five health care workers and three students. Six cases have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 47 are fully vaccinated, while 316 or 84.7 per cent of the new cases, are not vaccinated.

Shangula further reported that 673 new recoveries were recorded, bringing total recoveries in the country to 141 776.

The number of active cases on Thursday stood at 10 291 of which 333 were hospitalised and 34 admitted to intensive care units (ICU). Six of the hospitalised cases received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 30 are fully vaccinated, while two cases in ICU are fully vaccinated.

The minister also reported that by 12 January, 409 821 people had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine of which 108 207 had received the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

A total of 2 634 are children aged 12 to 17 years. With 241 286 having received two doses, 349 493 people had completed their vaccination, which translates to 23.7 per cent of the target population. Meanwhile, 9 365 people have received their third Sinopharm jab.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency