A TOURIST that arrived in Namibia on 2 October has tested positive for COVID-19 despite coming to the country with a negative PCR test.
Three refugees from the Osire Refugee Camp in the health district of Otjiwarongo also tested positive for infection with SARS-CoV2.
The Executive Director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe announced the latest COVID-19 statistics and said that 107 people from a total of 2 243 specimen samples received positive test results over the past 48 hours.
The for Saturday was 62 of which 33 people from Windhoek, 14 from Onandjokwe, five from Outjo, three each from Otjiwarongo, two from Okahandja, and one person each from Karasburg and Katima Mulilo had positive results.
On Sunday the numbers decreased significantly and only 45 people had positive test results. Of those 25 are from Windhoek, five from Otjiwarongo, two each from Grootfontein, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Oshakati, Eenhana, and Outapi, and one person each from Onandjokwe, Rehoboth, and Rundu.
A total of 39 people from across Namibia were declared healthy over the past two days.
Nangombe also announced the death of a 76-year-old woman from Windhoek.
He said the patient, who had multiple co-morbidities, was admitted to a hospital in Windhoek for a surgical procedure on the 15th of June.
He said the patient was swabbed and that the results came back positive, According to Nangombe the elderly woman’s condition kept on deteriorating and she eventually passed away almost four months later on the 5th of October.
The COVID-19 related fatality reported on Saturday increased the death toll in Namibia to 128. No new fatalities were reported on Sunday.