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COVID-19: Namibia records 62 new cases

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Executive Director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe announced on Saturday that out of 898 samples tested, 62 positive cases were recorded bringing the country’s total to 11 891 confirmed cases. Active cases stand at 1 […]

Executive Director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe announced on Saturday that out of 898 samples tested, 62 positive cases were recorded bringing the country’s total to 11 891 confirmed cases.

Active cases stand at 1 956.

Delivering the COVID-19 daily update, Nangombe said of the new cases, 33 are male and 29 female while the youngest person is seven months and the oldest is 77 years old.

One of the positive cases is of a tourist who arrived in the country on 02 October 2020 with a valid negative COVID-19 negative result which was done on 30 September 2020, Nangombe said.

“He proceeded to his destination and was swabbed on Day 5; the result came out positive and he is currently being managed according to our protocol,” he added.

One more COVID-19 related death was recorded, from the Windhoek district, bringing the total deaths to 128.

“A 76-year old female, known to have multiple comorbidities presented to a health care facility on 15 June 2020 and was admitted for a surgical operation. She was swabbed and her results came out positive for COVID-19. The patient’s condition deteriorated and she passed away on 05 October 2020,” Nangombe said.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

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