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Huge spike after small respite

Huge spike after small respite

Marthina Mutanga

NAMIBIA has registered a new daily record of new COVID-19 cases after the test results of 96 people proved positive over the past 24 hours.


The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, announced that one of the new cases is a South African national.


The health minister did not give any details on how the South African national entered Namibia.


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


Two of the new cases were recorded in Keetmanshoop and another two at Karasburg, while another person tested positive in Windhoek.


Dr. Shangula also did not give further details other than saying that 51 are male, the youngest patient is a 4-year-old child and that the oldest patient is 56.


He said 91 cases are from Walvis Bay, Namibia’s epicentre of new infection with SARS-CoV2.


According to Dr. Shangula, the results of 884 tests were received in the past 24 hours, and that the results of 2 retests proved negative for a second time, which means that Namibia now has 31 people that have been declared as recovered.


He said the 2 recovered cases are the patients that were registered as case numbers 33 and 186.


Health officials are now managing 927 active cases and have 1 184 active contacts under observation.


No new deaths have been recorded and so far the country has lost 2 people with underlying health issues and who were never marked in the official case register to COVID-19 related issues.


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