Covid cases still climbing

More than 600 patients countrywide

09 July 2020 | Health

The minister of health and social services Dr Kalumni Shangula announced 22 new positive Covid-19 cases earlier today. One of the latest registered cases is a foreigner while the rest are Namibians.

Twenty of these cases are from Walvis Bay, one from Oshakati and one from Lüderitz.

The minister said that the case in Oshakati is a contact to a second confirmed case in the Oshana region.

“He has not been in quarantine as he was not initially listed as a contact. The case in Lüderitz is a non-Namibian on a vessel.”

The youngest of the patients announced today (Thursday), is 21 and the oldest is 62.

“They are all in stable condition and investigations are ongoing to establish the possible source and contacts.”

Kalumbi expressed his gratitude to frontline workers in the fight against Covid-19, saying: “Thank you to all the health workers, the volunteers, the Namibian police, the Namibia defence force and all those who have joined the fight. Your dedication to the fight against Covid-19 ensures that Namibia is managing the pandemic successfully. You deserve our support and cooperation.”

The minister urged Namibians to do their part in the fight against the contagious disease. “Let us not discriminate against those who have been infected and affected by Covid-19, especially the residents of Walvis Bay. Remember that Covid-19 does not discriminate. Nobody should therefore discriminate against anybody.”

Current status:
Confirmed cases – 615
Newly confirmed – 22
Recoveries – 25
Active cases – 590
Deaths – 0
Total samples tested – 12 624
Active contacts – 1 329
Cumulative number of people quarantined – 4 302
Number of people discharged – 3 458
Number of people in quarantine – 844

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