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Namibians applauded for success against COVID-19

Namibians applauded for success against COVID-19

Niël Terblanché

NAMIBIANS should take courage from the fact that the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded on a daily basis has been decreasing steadily.

 

The Executive Director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe, announced the latest COVID-19 statistics and said that despite the consistent decrease in new cases Namibians should still be cautious and practice the basic safety measures to avoid an unnecessary flare-up of infections.

 

Nangombe said that only 54 people out of a batch of 1 223 specimens had positive test results.

 

Namibians success COVID-19 new cases recorded decreasing
Pictured: Executive Director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe. Photo: File

 

He said that 34 people from Windhoek, five from Okahandja, three from Otjiwarongo, two each from Mariental, Oshakati, Karasburg, and Rundu, and one each from Rehoboth, Onandjokwe, Walvis Bay, and Eenhana.

 

The gender distribution of the new cases is 29 males and 25 females of which the youngest patient s a two-month-old baby and the oldest is a 69-year-old pensioner.

 

“The number of new cases is consistently decreasing but we should interpret this with caution as it is too early to make a conclusive statement. However, this should give us courage, and we should remain optimistic that there might be light at the end of the tunnel. For us not to lose the gains we have made, we should remain motivated to keep complying with public health measures as responsible citizens. We really applaud each and everyone who contributed to this change of the situation,” Nangombe said.

 

He also announced the recovery of ten people from the Hardap (5), Omusati (2), Zambezi (2), and the Omaheke (1) regions.

 

No new deaths ascribed to COVID-19 were announced which means that the death toll in Namibia remained at 123 for a third consecutive day.

 

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