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NAMPA story from Health & HIV/AIDS on 2021-05-01 19:14:39

Summary

Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Saturday announced that the country recorded 248 new COVID-19 positive cases and six deaths.The deaths were reported from the Rehoboth, Windhoek, Omaruru, Gobabis and Walvis Bay districts.S…

Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Saturday announced that the country recorded 248 new COVID-19 positive cases and six deaths.

The deaths were reported from the Rehoboth, Windhoek, Omaruru, Gobabis and Walvis Bay districts.

Shangula said the cases were identified from 1 849 results received from the laboratories in the last 24 hours, and have a gender distribution of 124 males and 124 females ranging from a three-month-old baby to an 84-year-old person.

Khomas reported the highest number of cases at 72 followed by Hardap at 32 and Erongo at 29.

Otjozondjupa and Omusati reported 22 cases each, ||Kharas 18, Oshana 13, Oshikoto and Kavango East each recorded nine cases, Omaheke and Zambezi recorded seven cases each while Ohangwena recorded five. Kunene recorded two cases and Kavango West recorded one.

“Among the confirmed cases are 52 learners, 11 healthcare workers and 10 teachers,” Shangula elaborated.

The minister also reported 183 new recoveries bringing the total number of COVID-19 active cases to 1 821 of which 176 are hospitalised, and 40 patients are receiving intensive care.

He announced that 1 269 vaccines have been administered bringing the total number of people vaccinated so far to 24 694.

Source: Namibia Press Agency