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COVID-19: Namibia records 96 new cases and 31 deaths

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Health and Social Services Minister, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, has announced that Namibia on Tuesday recorded 96 new COVID-19 cases and 31 deaths, bringing total deaths in the country to 3 864.In the daily update issued Wednesday, Shangula said the new case…

Health and Social Services Minister, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, has announced that Namibia on Tuesday recorded 96 new COVID-19 cases and 31 deaths, bringing total deaths in the country to 3 864.

In the daily update issued Wednesday, Shangula said the new cases formed part of 1 482 results and represented a 6.5 per cent positivity ratio, with a sex distribution of 48 females and 48 males aged between 11 months and 102 years.

The Zambezi Region recorded the highest number of cases at 15, followed by the Khomas Region with 14 cases, Omusati and Erongo with 13 cases each, Kavango East nine, Ohangwena eight, Kavango West five, Hardap four, IIKharas four, Otjozondjupa three, Oshikoto two, while the Oshana and Kunene regions recorded one case each.

Among the confirmed cases are 18 learners, seven teachers, two students and two healthcare workers.

Two cases have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 14 cases are fully vaccinated, while 77 cases or 80.2 per cent of the new cases, are not vaccinated.

Shangula further reported that 557 new recoveries were recorded, bringing total recoveries in the country to 143 457.

The number of active cases on Tuesday stood at 9 378, of which 266 were hospitalised and 25 admitted to intensive care units (ICU). Two of the hospitalised cases received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 22 are fully vaccinated. All 25 cases in ICU are not vaccinated.

The minister also reported that by 17 January 2022, 411 797 people had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, of which 109 523 had received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. A total of 2 903 are children aged 12 to 17 years. With 242 196 people having received two doses, 351 719 people had completed their vaccination, which translates to 23.9 per cent of the target population. Meanwhile, 11 431 people have received booster doses.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency