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Recoveries outnumber new cases

Recoveries outnumber new cases

Niël Terblanché


PEOPLE who were declared recovered from COVID-19 significantly outnumbered the number of new cases for a second consecutive day.


Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, the Minister of Health and Social Services, announced the latest COVID-19 statistics and said that a total 946 patients received a clean bill of health since Tuesday.


Despite the high rate of recoveries, a total of ten fatalities ascribed to COVID-19 were registered over the past two days.


On Tuesday, the health minister announced the death of a 77-year-old woman from Gobabis, a 70-year-old man from Oshakati, and a 60-year-old man from Windhoek.


On Wednesday, he announced the death of a 67-year-old man from Walvis Bay, a 42-year-old man from Gobabis, a 61-year-old woman from Walvis Bay, a 65-year-old man from Oshakati, a 52-year-old man from Engela, a 77-year-old man from Windhoek, and a 72-year-old man also from Windhoek.


The latest COVID fatalities increased the cumulative number of deaths recorded since the start of the pandemic to 271.


The number of new cases increased to 263 on Tuesday, while 312 more were registered on Wednesday.


The majority of cases were registered in the Windhoek health district.


Dr. Shangula said that 31 healthcare workers were among the new cases over the past 48 hours.


The high number of recoveries means that the number of people with COVID-19 decreased to 3 499 over the past two days.


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