Another seven COVID-19 positive cases recorded in harbour town

Over 200 Covid-19 positive cases

30 June 2020 | Health

Dr Kalumbi Shangula; Minister of health and social services; “Five of the cases are contacts of confirmed cases.”

Walvis Bay


The minister of health and social services Dr Kalumbi Shangula today announced another seven new positive COVID-19 cases.

All seven cases are from Walvis Bay, which has now been labelled the epicentre of the virus in Namibia.

This brings the total Covi-19 positive cases to 203.

It also means there are now 158 Covid-19 confirmed cases in the Erongo region. These include 148 active cases in Walvis Bay, 4 active cases in Swakopmund and 1 recovery (Case 26).

“Five of the cases are contacts of confirmed cases. Six of the cases displayed symptoms at the time of specimen collection. Five of them were identified during active case search and they are all in satisfactory condition,” said the minister.

Case number 197 is a Namibian man (42) from Walvis Bay who had contact with a confirmed case. He was tested on 22 June as part of an active case search and did not have Covid-19 related symptoms.

Case number 198 is a Namibian woman (26) from Walvis Bay, who had no known contact with a confirmed case. She was tested on 22 June as part of an active case search and displayed Covid-19 related symptoms.

Case number 199 is a Namibian woman (29), who had contact with a confirmed case. She was tested on 22 June as part of an active case search and displayed Covid-19 related symptoms.

Case number 200 is a Namibian female (26) who had contact with a confirmed case. She was tested on 22 June as part of an active case search and had Covid-19 related symptoms at the time.

Case number 201 is a Namibian female (24) who had contact with a confirmed case. She was tested on 22 June and displayed Covid-19 related symptoms.

Case number 202 is a Namibian female (28) who had contact with a confirmed case. She was tested on 22 June as part of an active case search and had Covid-19 related symptoms.

Case number 203 is a Namibian woman (40) who did not have contact with any confirmed case. She was tested on 22 June as part of the active case search and had COVID-19 related symptoms.

Namibia’s COVID-19 stats as on 30 June:

Confirmed cases - 203
Recoveries - 24
Active cases - 179
Deaths - 0
Total samples tested - 9118
Active contacts - 831
Cumulative number of people quarantined - 3838
Number of quarantine people discharged - 2963
Number of people in quarantine - 875

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