Covid death recorded at Omaruru

18 November 2020 | Health

The Erongo region recorded one Covid-19 death, no new cases and 40 recoveries.

Health minister Kalumbi Shangula announced 11 new Covid-19 cases, 297 recoveries as well as two deaths on Tuesday afternoon.

Shangula said that 545 tests were performed at the laboratories. This translates in 2.0% positivity ratio.

Nine of the newly reported cases are male and two female, with their ages ranging from seven to 69-years.

The new cases are distributed in Windhoek (7), Karasburg (2), Lüderitz (1) and Keetmanshoop (1).

The minister said that cases from the Hardap region were not included in today’s report.

“The samples from Rehoboth were received late and could not be included in this report. They will be included in the results of tomorrow. The rest of the regions did not report any new cases.”

The minister also announced 297 recoveries from Khomas (216), Erongo (40), Oshana (36) Ohangwena (3) and Omusati (2).

The total number of active cases currently stands at 284. This also a significant reduction in the number of active cases.

“Since we have not recorded many deaths, it means that many positive cases have recovered. Of the active cases, four are in a severe to critical condition. In the Khomas region, two are in critical condition, while one is in a severe condition. In the Erongo region, one patient is in a severe condition.”

Shangula also announced two deaths; one from Windhoek and one from Omaruru.

“A boy (15) who had comorbidities died on 8 November in Windhoek. He is classified as a Covid-19 related death. A woman (54) died in Omaruru on 8 November. Her death is also classified as a Covid-19 death.”

The status of Covid-19 in Namibia is as follow:

Cumulative confirmed cases - 13 566
Newly confirmed - 11
Recoveries - 13 140
Active cases - 284
Covid-19 deaths - 108
Covid-19 related deaths - 32
Total deaths - 140
Active contacts - 2 609
Total samples tested - 142 636
Cumulative number of people quarantined - 19 587 Number of quarantined people discharged – 19 141 Number of people in quarantine - 446

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