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Namibians still has the upper hand in the COVID battle

Namibians still has the upper hand in the COVID battle

Niël Terblanché

RECOVERIES from COVID-19 have for the past week far outnumbered the newly registered cases which means that the number of active cases is declining daily.


At 2 285, the number of people deemed as active cases under the care of healthcare officials has decreased to less than a quarter of the cumulative number of confirmed cases which currently stands at 10 078.


The Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Esther Muijangue, announced the latest COVID-19 statistics and said that 183 people from across Namibia were declared recovered from COVID-19.


Namibians COVID battle COVID-19 active cases
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She said that 79 people from the Khomas Region, 78 from the Otjozondjupa Region, 25 from the Oshikoto Region, and two from the Omahaeke region all received a clean bill of health.


Dr. Muinjangue announced that 114 people tested positive over the past 24 hours and added that it is the first time this week that the number rose above 100.


She said that 62 people from Windhoek, ten from Swakopmund, nine from Oshakati, seven from Gobabis, four each from Keetmanshoop, Karasburg, and Okahandja, three each in Walvis Bay, Rehoboth, and Engela, and one each in Omaruru, Onandjokwe, Omuthiya, Rundu, and Outapi had positive COVID-19 test results.


The deputy health minister said no COVID-19 related fatalities occurred over the past 24 hours and said that the death toll remained at 108.


She gave a breakdown of statistics which shows the cumulative number of confirmed cases, active cases, recoveries, and deaths per region.


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