THE number of COVID-19 cases reported since the start of weekend did not change but health officials are busy working with 51 active contacts of people that has tested positive over the past week and a half.
Ministry of Health and Social Services’ COVID-19 Surveillance Team leader, Emmy-Else Ndevaetela during the latest information session at the National Covid-19 Communication Centre confirmed that Namibia now has 32 registered cases of which 15 are active.
Ndevaetela while giving feedback said that one of the active cases, patient number 22 is still in a critical but stable condition in a Walvis Bay hospital. The 63-year-old man is slowly being weaned from the ventilator and has been conscious since being brought out of a medically induced coma.
The fact that the latest case, a woman working as a warden in the Walvis Bay Correctional Facility and who has no recent travel history could be a case of communal transmission of the SARS-CoV2 has led to concern that the lockdown of the harbour town might be extended beyond the 22nd of June.
Ndevaetela added that 5 849 tests have been done by the Namibia Institute of Pathology and PathCare.
She reiterated that Namibia still has no COVID-19 related deaths.
According to Ndevaetela 25 people who returned to Namibia has been placed in quarantine and that there are currently 681 people in quarantine facilities across the country.