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Recoveries outnumber new COVID-19 cases

Recoveries outnumber new COVID-19 cases

Niël Terblanché

A SLIGHT increase in New COVID-19 cases was detected in Windhoek and Oshakati over the past 24 hours.


The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula announced the latest COVID-19 statistics and said that 86 people were declared recovered while only 67 people received positive test results.


He said that 30 people in Windhoek, 14 in Oshakati, four in Okahandja, three in Omuthiya, two each in Usakos, Karasburg, Rehoboth, and Rundu, and one person each in Otjiwarongo, Tsumeb, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Lüderitz, Keetmanshoop, Mariental, and Eenhana tested positive out of a specimen batch of 1 315 since Wednesday.


He said that 82 people from the Oshikoto Region and two each from the Hardap and Khomas regions all received a clean bill of health. As a result, the number of active cases decreased to 1 895.


The health minister also announced the death of a 71-year-old man from Windhoek.


Dr. Shangula said the patient with known co-morbidities reported to a health facility with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 on 23 August. A specimen sample was taken and the results of the test proved to be positive.


“The patient’s clinical condition continued to worsen and he was admitted to a hospital on 29 August. His condition kept on deteriorating and he passed away on 5 October,” he said.


The latest fatality ascribed to COVID-19 increased the death toll in Namibia to 127.


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