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Namibia records two more cases

Namibia records two more cases

Marthina Mutanga

TWO more cases of the Covid-19, one of which is local transmission, have been recorded in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 36.


Health Minister Dr. Kalumbi Shangula said the latest cases include a 26-year-old male resident of Walvis Bay who called the local hospital on 15 June complaining of a cough, difficulty breathing, a headache and fever since the previous day.


The person was picked up by ambulance on the same day and put in isolation at the hospital.


Covid-19 local transmission recorded confirmed cases 36
Pictured: Health Minister Dr. Kalumbi Shangula. Photo: File


Dr. Shangula noted that the patient was screened, swabbed and then admitted in the isolation ward, where he is reportedly currently in a stable condition.


He does not have any travelling history and his last travel was to the north earlier this year in January.


There is also no known history of contact with confirm cases and the process of contact tracing has begun.


Case number 36 is a 44-year-old man who had travelled alone from Malawi by road on 3 June 2020 through the Chipata border into Zambia.


He entered Namibia on 5 June through the Katima Mulilo entry point.


He was put in a quarantine facility in Katima Mulilo, where he was swabbed.


He currently has no Covid-19 related signs and symptoms and is reportedly in a satisfactory condition despite testing positive.


He has since been transferred to isolation facilities for further management.


Dr. Shangula also reported that since 14 June 2020, Case 26 has made a full recovery and has been discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 19.


There are currently 17 active cases and no Covid-19 related deaths have yet been recorded in Namibia.


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