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COVID-19: Namibia records 204 new cases, six deaths

Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Sunday announced that Namibia recorded 204 new COVID-19 positive cases.

He also announced that the country recorded six new deaths; four in Windhoek, one in the Okahandja district in the Otjozondjupa Region and another in the Tsumeb district in the Oshikoto Region, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 570.

The new deaths involve four females and two males aged between eight and 90 years, of which five had comorbidities.

The newly confirmed cases were identified from 1 787 results received from laboratories in the last 24 hours and represent an 11 per cent positivity ratio.

These cases have a gender distribution of 103 male and 101 female patients with the youngest being one and the oldest 90 years.

Erongo Region had the highest number of cases at 52 followed by Otjozondjupa at 45, Khomas 40, Kavango East 23, Oshikoto 16, Ohangwena 10 and Oshana with nine cases. Kunene and Zambezi recorded three cases each while Hardap recorded two and Omaheke one.

Shangula went on to say the fact that new positive cases were recorded in 11 regions out of 14 is an indication that COVID-19 active transmission is still ongoing in the country.

The number of active cases currently stands at 1 306 of which 100 are hospitalised and 34 are in intensive care units.

Namibia further recorded 85 new recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 43 640.

The number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 currently still stands at 2 875 as no vaccination takes place during the weekend.

Source: Namibia Press Agency