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Namibia records 243 COVID-19 cases and two deaths

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Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, on Saturday announced that the country has recorded 243 new positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and two deaths out of 1 287 samples tested at various laboratories in the last 24 hours.The p…

Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, on Saturday announced that the country has recorded 243 new positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and two deaths out of 1 287 samples tested at various laboratories in the last 24 hours.

The positive cases include 158 males and 85 females, with the youngest person aged 13 and the oldest 70.

The Oshikoto Region recorded the highest number at 82, with Khomas recording the second highest number of 47, Erongo 33, Kavango East 28, Omaheke 10, Otjozondjupa nine, Zambezi eight, while Oshana and //Kharas recorded six each, with both Ohangwena and Hardap recording five each and Omusati recording four cases.

Shangula also announced 97 recoveries, with the Omaheke Region recording 33 recoveries, while the Khomas Region recorded 27, Erongo 23, Otjozondjupa seven, Omusati four, Ohangwena two and //Kharas one.

A total number of 118 people are hospitalised with 12 in the Intensive Care Units and the Khomas Region has the highest number at 46, Erongo 19, Oshana nine, Omusati eight, Hardap seven, Ohangwena and Zambezi six each, //Kharas five while Omaheke, Kavango East and Oshikoto recorded three each.

Of the two deaths, one was recorded at Rehoboth, that of a 84-year-old man and another man, 54-years-old from Outjo, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 386.

Source: Nampa