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COVID-19: Namibia records 88 new cases, three deaths

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Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Wednesday announced that Namibia recorded 88 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 44 139.The new cases have a gender distribution of 48 males and 40 females, …

Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Wednesday announced that Namibia recorded 88 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 44 139.

The new cases have a gender distribution of 48 males and 40 females, with the youngest person being nine months old and the oldest, 74 years.

Three COVID-19 deaths were also recorded in the Windhoek district. All three deceased persons, aged between 46 and 81, are reported to have had comorbidities.

Of the total cases announced on Wednesday, the Khomas Region recorded the highest number of cases at 47 followed by Erongo with 11 cases and Oshikoto with 10 cases. Oshana recorded eight cases while ||Kharas recorded six cases. Hardap and Otjozondjupa recorded two cases each, while the Ohangwena and Omaheke regions recorded one case each.

The new cases include five teachers, four learners, three healthcare workers and four students from institutions of higher learning.

A total of 172 new recoveries were also reported from Otjozondjupa, Omaheke, Erongo, Hardap, Khomas, Kavango East and Omusati. This brings the total number of recoveries to 41 848.

On Wednesday, Namibia had 1 758 active cases with 173 hospitalised cases. Thirty-three cases were reported to be in intensive care units.

Meanwhile, 286 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered on Wednesday of which 186 were in Khomas and 100 in the Erongo Region. Cumulatively, 1 501 vaccine doses have been administered since the roll-out started on 19 March.

Source: Namibia Press Agency