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COVID-19: Namibia records 97 new cases and three deaths

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Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, on Sunday announced that Namibia had recorded 97 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and three deaths.Presenting the daily COVID-19 update, Shangula said the new deaths involve two women and a m…

Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, on Sunday announced that Namibia had recorded 97 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and three deaths.

Presenting the daily COVID-19 update, Shangula said the new deaths involve two women and a man from the Windhoek and Omuthiya districts, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to 652.

Shangula further announced that the newly confirmed cases had a gender distribution of 60 females and 37 males, with the youngest being three months old and the oldest, 75 years.

The Otjozondjupa Region recorded the highest number of positive cases at 27, followed by Hardap and Kavango East with 14 cases each, Erongo with 12 and Khomas with nine cases. Oshikoto recorded five cases, ||Kharas, Zambezi and Kunene each recorded four cases, while Oshana recorded three cases and Ohangwena one.

“Among the confirmed cases are 13 learners from different schools and 11 healthcare workers,” said Shangula.

The total number of active cases on Sunday stood at 1 837, of which 191 were hospitalised and 41 in intensive care units.

Furthermore, 78 new recoveries were also announced, bringing the total number of recoveries to 46 499.

Shangula added that as of Sunday, 24 957 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 and 1 654 had received their second dose of the Sinopharm vaccine.

Source: Namibia Press Agency