COVID-19: Namibia records 784cases and 46 deaths

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Health and Social Services Minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula has announced that Namibia on Friday recorded 784 new COVID-19 cases and 46 deaths, bringing the country’s death toll to 2 760.

Shangula, in the daily COVID-19 update on Saturday, said the newly confirmed cases are from 2 908 tested samples and had a gender distribution of 445 females and 339 males ranging between the ages of three days and 100 years.

Oshana region recorded the highest number of new cases at 127 followed by Erongo 108, Oshikoto 92, Khomas 76, Otjozondjupa 63, Ohangwena 59, Kavango East 54, Omusati 49, Zambezi 45, Kunene 12, Hardap 11 while Kavango West recorded 10 new cases.

'Among the confirmed cases are 65 learners, 12 teachers and eight students from different institutions. We are also reporting 26 health care workers. Of all the confirmed cases 22 representing three per cent are reported to have received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, of which three are fully vaccinated,' said Shangula.

On the positive note, a total of 1 269 new recoveries were also recorded on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 92 030 while active cases are standing at 20 992 of which 555 people are hospitalised, with 119 patients in intensive care units.

By Friday, a cumulative number of 147 460 people had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Friday, while 43 825 had received their second dose.

Source: Namibia Press Agency