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COVID-19: Namibia records 451 new cases and two deaths

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Health and Social Services Minister, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, has announced that Namibia on Sunday recorded 451 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths, bringing total deaths in the country to 3 726.In the daily update issued Monday, Shangula said the new cases …

Health and Social Services Minister, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, has announced that Namibia on Sunday recorded 451 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths, bringing total deaths in the country to 3 726.

In the daily update issued Monday, Shangula said the new cases formed part of 2 042 results and represented a 22.1 per cent positivity ratio.

The Khomas Region recorded the highest number of cases at 129, followed by the Erongo Region with 66 cases, Omusati 55, ||Kharas 37, Oshikoto 36, Otjozondjupa 32, Oshana 26, Omaheke 21, Kunene 18, Hardap 13 and Ohangwena, three cases.

Among the confirmed cases are 51 learners, six teachers, four students and 10 healthcare workers.

Shangula further reported that 262 new recoveries were recorded, bringing total recoveries in the country to 139 987.

The number of active cases on Sunday stood at 10 954 of which 402 were hospitalised and 35 admitted to intensive care units (ICU). Eight of the hospitalised cases received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 38 are fully vaccinated, while one case in ICU is fully vaccinated.

The minister also reported that by 08 January 2022, 407 872 people aged older than 18 had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, representing 27.2 per cent of the target population. A total of 106 866 had received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, while 240 145 adults had received two doses of other vaccine types. Therefore, 347 011 people had completed their vaccination. A total 2 287 children aged 12 to 17 years had also received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Meanwhile, 7 609 people have received their third Sinopharm jab.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency