TOTAL 262 new COVID-19 case out of 1,915 results received from laboratories across the country, have been reported in the past 24 hours.
Announcing the daily update, Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula said 136 females and 126 males contracted the virus, bringing the cumulative confirmed cases to 31,515.
The active cases are currently standing at 1,968, with 5,895 active contracts.
Nine deaths have also been recorded in the past 24 hours. Three of these are from Windhoek, three from Otjiwarongo, two from Usakos and one from Katima Mulilo.
To date, 254 people in Namibia have succumbed to COVID-19.
“As schools open next week on 26 January 2021, we urge all learners who are in quarantine, isolation or have symptoms of COVID-19 not to attend classes. Learners must always mask-up, wash their hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub, as well as maintaining physical and social distance in classrooms and playgrounds. School authorities must ensure that all school are safe for resumption of 2021 classes,” Kalumbi said.