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Northern regions most affected by Covid-19

Northern regions most affected by Covid-19

Staff Reporter


The Ministry of Health and Social Services’ latest updates indicate that the country’s northern regions are most affected by Covid-19 cases and deaths.


The ministry announced 48 new cases out of 1 484 results, representing a 3,2% positivity ratio.


Of these, the Zambezi and Oshikoto regions reported 11 new cases each, followed by the Otjozondjupa region, which recorded nine new cases.


The total active Covid-19 cases reported are 2 575, slightly higher than the 2 568 that the ministry reported in the previous Covid-19 update.


According to the latest update, 53 people are in hospital and four are in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) due to Covid-19.


Furthermore, the Zambezi and Ohangwena regions recorded the highest number of hospitalisations of 13 and 9 respectively.


The ministry revealed that 48 of the 53 hospitalised cases are unvaccinated, as well as three of the four ICU cases.


The ministry also reported two Covid-19 deaths from Nyangana in the Kavango East region and the Opuwo district in the Kunene region. The deceased were unvaccinated women who died at home between 15 and 16 February.


The ministry’s previous Covid-19 update also announced two deaths that occurred between 10 and 16 February. The deceased was a man from Engela in the Ohangwena region and a woman from Eenhana in the Kunene region. Neither was vaccinated.


The country is still striving towards the vaccination target of 1 779 271 people. As of 17 February 2022, 371 503 people of which 1 650 are children, have been fully vaccinated.


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