THE number of people that tested positive for COVID-19 since Namibia started registering cases has remained at 16 despite the mass testing campaign that has kicked off in Namibia.
With the mass testing health authorities in the country aims to test as many as 200 000 people.
Emy-Else Ndevaetela, an official from the Ministry of Health and Social Services during the latest information session at the National COVIF-19 Communications Centre, said Namibia still only has 16 confirmed cases of which eight as recovered. She indicated that the eight active cases are doing well clinically on their road to recovery.
She indicated that a total of 1079 people have so far been tested and that 218 people that has had contact with infected persons have been traced and tested.
“Of this number, one person was placed in isolation and will be monitored for a longer than usual period,” Ndevaetela said.
She indicated that out of the original 787 people that were placed in quarantine only 259 are still awaiting clearance to leave these facilities.