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COVID-19 death toll continues to climb

COVID-19 death toll continues to climb

Eba Kandovazu

 

WITH the purported second wave of COVID-19 in the country, Namibia today recorded seven more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 261.

 

This afternoon, the health ministry recorded 343 new COVID-19 confirmed cases in the last 24 hours out of a total 1,431 results collected from laboratories.

 

Namibia has so far recorded a total 28,602 cases, with 3,874 cases active.

 

The gender distribution of today’s reported cases is 181 females
and 162 males, while the age range is from ten months to 92 years.

 

“Among the confirmed cases are 12 healthcare workers, of whom three are
from Oshakati, two from Keetmanshoop and one each from various districts,” said health minister, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula.

 

COVID-19 death toll climb Namibia deaths
STILL A THREAT: Health Minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula. Photo: Eba Kandovazu

 

Dr. Shangula added that Namibia is still recording a high number of COVID-19 cases daily.

 

“We should all be prepared to quarantine at some point,” he said.

 

A total number 273 of the active cases are hospitalised, with 32 in intensive care units.

 

The Khomas Region, at 39%, claims the highest number of hospitalised COVID-19 patients.

 

Currently, 107 people are hospitalised in the Khomas Region, 32 in the Zambezi Region, 25 in the Erongo Region, 23 in the Ohangwena Region, 16 in the Kharas Region, 15 in both the Omusati and Kunene regions, 15 in the Kunene Region, 14 in the Oshana Region, eight in both the Otjozondjupa and Hardap regions, six in the Oshikoto Region and for in the Kavango East Region.

 

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