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COVID recoveries increasing daily

COVID recoveries increasing daily

Niël Terblanché

THE cumulative number of people that recovered from COVID-19 in Namibia has increased again with another 109 that all received a clean bill of health.


The Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Esther Muinjangue, announced the latest statistics and said that 109 people that were declared recovered. She also announced that only 85 people tested positive for infection with SARS-CoV2.


According to Dr. Muinjangue, 75 people from the Khomas Region, 22 from the Karas Region, five from the Hardap Region, four from the Ohangwena Region, and three from the Oshitkoto Region were declared recovered causing the number of active cases to decline even further.


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Pictured: Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Esther Muinjangue. Photo: File


The deputy health minister said that out of the 85 new cases, 48 were registered in Windhoek, nine in Keetmanshoop, eight in Rehoboth, seven in Swakopmund, four in Mariental, two each in Rundeu and Otjiwarongo, and one each in Lüderitz, Karasburh, Walvis Bay, Usakos, and Okongo.


Dr. Muinjangue said during the announcement that the number of critical and severe patients has also decreased and only 13 are currently in high care wards and Intensive Care Units.


She also announced the deaths of a 70-year-old woman from Windhoek, a 48-year-old man from Windhoek, and a 90-year-old man from Otjiwarongo.


According to Dr, Muinjangue all the patients had known co-morbidities, and that all three were admitted to different hospitals at the time of their passing.


The three fatalities ascribed to COVID-19 increased the death toll in Namibia to 111.


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