THE number of new COVID-19 cases in Namibia has dramatically dropped over the past 24 hours after only 19 people received positive test results.
Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, the Minister of Health and Social Services, said that the 19 positive results came from a specimen batch of 967 that was analysed by the various laboratories in the country.
He said that only 12 cases were registered in Windhoek, while five people in Oshakati and only one person each in Karasburg and Oshikuku had positive COVID-19 test results.
At the same time, 150 people were declared recovered.
According to Dr. Shangula, 89 patients in the Khomas Region, 22 in the Erongo Region, 19 in the Hardap Region, 17 in Karas Region, and one each in the Zambezi, Kunene, and Omusati regions all received a clean bill of health.
The large number of recoveries forced the number f active cases currently being monitored by health officials down to 2 082.
The health minister said the country currently has four patients who are severely sick.
He said that 11 patients are critically ill and are being treated in Intensive Care Units of hospitals in the Erongo and Khomas regions.
Dr. Shangula did not announce any COVID-19 related fatalities, which means that the death toll in Namibia remains at 121.