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Death and ICU cases all unvaccinated

Death and ICU cases all unvaccinated

Staff Reporter


OF the 18 deceased and 27 people admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs), none were vaccinated against Covid-19.
This was reported by the Minister of Health, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, in his latest Covid-19 update.


“We announce 137 positive cases from 1 320 results in the last 24-hour reporting cycle, which represents a 10.2% positivity ratio,” the Minister said.


Of the total confirmed cases, 130 are new cases and seven are re-infections. The ages range from 15 days old to 97 years.


“We are reporting cases from all regions, with Erongo region recording the most cases, namely 41 and constituting 30% of the total cases, followed by Omusati with 20, constituting 14.6% of the total cases,” Dr Shangula said.


Among the confirmed cases are 13 learners from different schools, six teachers, two students and four healthcare workers.


Two cases received one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, 22 are fully vaccinated, of which three have received booster doses and three did not specify the number of doses received.


Of the total confirmed cases, 110 cases are not vaccinated, accounting for 80.29%.


There were 854 cases from ten regions that have recovered.
The number of active cases is 8 668.


Across all regions, 251 cases are currently hospitalized. Two of the hospitalized cases have received one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, 21 are fully vaccinated, while 228 are not vaccinated, constituting 90.8% of all hospitalized cases.


None of the 27 cases in ICUs have been vaccinated.


“We are reporting 18 deaths from six districts,” the Minister said.
“Four deaths occurred at home of which two are from Gobabis district and one each from Katima Mulilo and Engela districts. None of the deceased has been vaccinated” he said.


By 19 January, a total of 413 419 people aged 18 years and older have received one dose of the vaccine, representing 28.1% of the target population which is 1 471 97.


A total of 110 646 have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, while 242 871 adults have received two doses of other vaccine types.


“Therefore, 353 517 adults have completed their vaccination, translating to 24.0% of the target population,” Dr Shangula said.
In addition, 3 131 children aged 12 to 17 years have received one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, representing 1.0% of the target population which is 307 298. Of these, 685 are fully vaccinated.


The cumulative number of people vaccinated with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine for both adults and children is 416 550, of which 354 202 are fully vaccinated, translating to 20% of the total target population, while 12 664 people have received a booster dose.


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