NAMIBIA has recorded a total of 501 new COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths over the past 24 hours.
The four deaths comprise of four males, which include a 77-year-old and 35-year-old from Windhoek, a 62-year-old from Walvis Bay, and a 63-year-old man from Katima Mulilo. It is reported that all other 3 men had comorbidities whilst the 35-year-old died as a direct result of COVID-19.
This is according to the COVID-19 health update provided by health Minister, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula who stated that the majority of these cases continue to emanate from the capital, whilst the rest are spread out throughout the country.
Dr. Shangula stated that the total number of active cases currently stands at 3 885, with 268 of the confirmed cases hospitalized of which 36 are in Intensive Care Units (ICUs). Khomas region includes 44% of the hospitalized confirmed cases.
The health minister further announced 610 new recoveries, which brings the total number of recoveries to 21 777, which is a recovery rate of 84%.
Windhoek cases are sporadically located in all suburbs. Among the confirmed cases, 32 are healthcare workers distributed as follows: 12 from Windhoek district, 3 each from Tsandi and Lüderitz districts, 2 each from Opuwo, Onandjokwe, Outapi, Engela, Eenhana districts, and one each from Keetmanshoop, Walvis Bay, Okahao, and Katima Mulilo districts.
The Lüderitz district cases include 17 employees from NAMDEB based in Oranjemund. Confirmed cases also include nine 9 inmates of which six 6 are from Oluno correctional facility, 2 from Opuwo police holding cells, and one from Okatope police holdings cells.