THE number of new COVID-19 cases registered in Namibia from Monday to Tuesday has shown a significant decline after only 571 people received positive test results.
The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula announced the latest test results were derived from a specimen batch of 2 384 samples and at the same time indicated that the positivity ratio also declined to 24%.
He said that 180 people from the Khomas Region had positive test results, while 88 from the Karas Region, 85 from the Otjozondjupa Region, 67 from the Oshana Region, 44 from the Hardap Region, 36 from the Kavango East Region, 29 from the Omaheke Region, 18 from the Erongo Region, 14 from the Omusati Region, and five people each from the Oshikoto and Ohangwena regions tested positive.
Dr. Shangula also announced that 1 984 people received certification that declared them recovered from COVID-19.
“We now have 24 670 active cases, of which 532 have been hospitalised. Of that number, 97 people are receiving critical care in the various intensive care units of hospitals across the country,” he said.
The health minister also announced the deaths of 30 people.
He said that 17 of the fatalities ascribed to COVID-19 were registered in Oshakati, seven in Windhoek, five in Gobabis, and one in Swakopmund.
All 17 of the fatalities registered in Oshakati occurred in June, nine of the fatalities occurred between 5 and 11 July and four occurred between Monday and Tuesday.
The cumulative death toll in Namibia increased to 2 270.
Dr. Shangula said that none of the deceased persons were vaccinated.