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New COVID-19 cases still spiking in Walvis Bay

New COVID-19 cases still spiking in Walvis Bay

Niël Terblanché

THE wave of infections with COVID-19 continues to roll over Walvis Bay, with 14 more people testing positive.

 

The wave of new infections is expected to grow as the results of the Active Case Identification Exercise that was held at the coast over the past four days, are still pending.

 

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, today announced that of the 14 new cases registered in Namibia, eight had contact with confirmed cases, which indicates that the virus is spreading communally.

 

Three of the cases were part of an active case search, while 11 of the new cases showed signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

 

“The persons that tested positive are all in a satisfactory clinical condition,” he said.

 

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Pictured: Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula. Photo: File

 

The minister said case number 137 is an 82-year-old Namibian woman with no known contact with a confirmed case.

 

She was tested on 26 June 2020 because she was scheduled for a surgical procedure.

 

She had no COVID-19 related symptoms and contact tracing has commenced.

 

Case number 138 is a 52-year-old Namibian man with no known contact to a confirmed case.

 

He was tested on 26 June 2020 as he presented with COVID-19 related symptoms. Contact tracing will commence.

 

According to the minister, case number 139 is a 25-year-old Namibian man with no known contact to a confirmed case.

 

He was tested on 23 June 2020 as he presented with COVID-19 related symptoms. Contact tracing will commence.

 

Dr. Shangula said case number 140 is a 50-year-old Namibian man with no known contact to a confirmed case. He was tested on 23 June 2020 during the active case search. At the time, he displayed COVID-19 related symptoms. Contact tracing will commence.

 

Case number 141 is a six-year-old boy and a contact of a confirmed case. He was tested on 23 June 2020 as he had COVID-19 related symptoms. Contact tracing will commence.

 

He said case number 142 is a 30-year-old Namibian woman and a contact of a confirmed case. She was tested on 23 June 2020 as she had COVID-19 related symptoms.

 

According to the minister, case number 143 is a 38-year-old Namibian woman and a contact of a confirmed case.

 

She was tested on 23 June 2020 as she had COVID-19 related symptoms.

 

Case number 144 is a 33-year-old Namibian woman and a contact of a confirmed case. She was tested on 23 June 2020 as she had COVID-19 related symptoms.

 

He said case number 145 is a 33-year-old Namibian woman and a contact of a confirmed case. She was tested on 23 June 2020 as she had COVID-19 related symptoms.

 

Case number 146 is a 24-year-old Namibian woman with no known contact to a confirmed case.

 

She was tested on 23 June 2020 as part of active cases search. She did not have COVID-19 related symptoms. Contact tracing will commence.

 

The minister said that case number 147 is a 28-year-old Namibian woman with no known contact with a confirmed case. She was tested on 23 June 2020 during active case search.

 

She displayed COVID-19 related symptoms. Contact tracing will be done.

 

According to Dr. Shangula, case number 148 is a 42-year-old Namibian man who had contact with a known confirmed case.

 

He was tested on 23 June 2020. At the time, he did not have COVID-19 related symptoms.

 

Case number 149 is a 34-year-old Namibian woman who had contact with a confirmed case. She was tested on 23 June 2020 as she had COVID-19 related symptoms.

 

Dr. Shangula said that case number 150 is a 24-year-old Namibian man who had contact with a confirmed case. He was tested on 23 June 2020 as he had COVID-19 related symptoms.

 

The 14 new cases brought the total number of cases registered in Namibia since the start of the pandemic in March to a total of 150.

 

Health officials are managing 128 active cases and are monitoring 813 people deemed as active contacts of confirmed cases.

 

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