ANOTHER person that travelled back to the North from Walvis Bay on 17 June tested positive for infection with COVID-19.
Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, the Minister of Health and social Service, announced that the 25-year-old woman from Engela was put into isolation on 25 June and a specimen was collected from her the following day. He said her results proved positive over the past weekend and the patient will remain in mandatory isolation.
According to Dr. Shangula 37 other people from Walvis Bay of which the youngest is a two-month-old baby and oldest is 63, tested positive for infection with SARS-CoV2. Of the 38 new cases 22 are women and 14 of the group had contact with confirmed cases.
“The contacts of 24 of the patients still need to be identified and traced and 14 of the patients had COVID-19 related symptoms at the time of specimen collection,” he said.
The health minister described the clinical condition of the new cases as stable.
The 38 new positive results brought the number of active cases being supervised in isolation to 387 while 1 164 active contacts are being monitored by health officials.
The total number of tests performed by technicians in the various laboratories is currently standing 11 207.
The minister indicated that the active case search campaign launched at the coast will still continue.