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Almost 90% of ICU cases not vaccinated

Almost 90% of ICU cases not vaccinated


OF all Covid-19 cases admitted to Intensive Care Units countrywide, 89.7% are not vaccinated.

Of hospitalized cases, more than 90% are not vaccinated.
Nine Covid-19 deaths were reported from six districts in the last 24-hour cycle.

Of the total 164 confirmed cases, 156 are new cases and eight are re-infections. The positivity ratio is 16.5%. Of the confirmed cases, 74.4% are not vaccinated.

The gender distribution is 88 males and 68 females.

The ages range from two years to 92 years.

“The Omusati region recorded the highest number of cases (55), constituting 33.5% of the total cases of which one is a re-infection, followed by the Khomas region with 29 cases of which two are re-infections, accounting for 17.7% of the total reported cases,” Health Minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula said.

Among the confirmed cases are 18 learners, two students and one teacher from different institutions. Five cases have received one dose of the vaccine, 31 cases are fully vaccinated of which four have received booster doses, and six did not specify the number of doses received.

The number of active cases is 10 777 and 333 new recoveries from six regions were reported.

According to Dr Shangula, 407 cases are currently hospitalized across all 14 regions. Four have received one dose of the vaccine, 35 are fully vaccinated, while 368 are not vaccinated constituting 90.4% of the total cases.

Twenty-nine cases are in ICUs. One case in ICU has received one dose of the vaccine, two cases are fully vaccinated and 26 cases are not vaccinated representing 89.7% of all cases in ICU.

“We are reporting nine Covid-19 deaths, of which three deaths occurred on 6 to 8 January 2022, six deaths occurred on 09 and 10 January 2022. One deceased case was fully vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson,” the Minister said.

By 09 January 2022, a total of 408 139 people aged 18 years and above have received one dose of the vaccine, representing 27.2% of the target population (1 501 041).

A total of 106 998 have received the J&J vaccine, while 240 145 adults have received two doses of other vaccine types.
Therefore, 347 143 adults have completed their vaccination, translating into 23.1% of the target population.

In addition, 2 287 children aged 12 to 17 years have received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, representing 0.7% of the target population (307 298). Of these, 307 are fully vaccinated. The cumulative number of people vaccinated with the first dose, both adults and children, is 410 426 of which 347 450 are fully vaccinated, while 7 609 people have received a booster dose.

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