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COVID-19: Namibia records 604 new cases and three deaths

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Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Friday announced that Namibia has recorded 604 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths. The minister in the daily COVID-19 update also reported three deaths – a 52-year-old Walvis Bay woman […]

Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Friday announced that Namibia has recorded 604 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths.

The minister in the daily COVID-19 update also reported three deaths – a 52-year-old Walvis Bay woman who died on 23 December; a 49-year-old woman from Okahandja who died on 29 December and a 61-year-old woman from Keetmanshoop who died on 30 December.

Of the 604 new cases, 318 are females and 286 are males ranging from one month old to 92 years old.

Shangula said the cases were recorded in 13 regions, with Khomas reporting the highest number at 256 followed by the Erongo Region with 113 new cases.

Oshana recorded 55 confirmed cases; //Kharas 38; Otjozondjupa 34; Kunene 31; Oshikoto 25; Zambezi 18; Ohangwena 17; Hardap 11; Omaheke three; Kavango East two and Omusati, one confirmed case.

“In seven days, we have recorded 3 283 confirmed cases. Clearly the cases are increasing on a daily basis and it requires a coordinated effort from all of us in adhering to prevention measures. Let’s continue washing our hands regularly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub, social distancing and constantly wearing masks correctly,” Shangula said.

The minister also reported 665 new recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 20 727.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

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