Covid deaths continue to rise

4 308 active cases

02 September 2020 | Health

Dr Kalumbi Shangula; Minister; “The nation appreciates the contribution of our frontline workers...”

The minister of health and social services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, announced 152 new Covid-19 cases, 75 recoveries and one Covid-19 related death today.

The reported death occurred in a health facility in Windhoek. A man (60) with no known comorbidities passed away on 31 August.

Shangula said that 1 822 results were received from the laboratories. Of the new cases, 84 are female and 68 are male, with the youngest being one-year-old and the oldest 77.

The confirmed cases are distributed as follows: Windhoek (97), Swakopmund (18), Walvis Bay (4), Omaruru (1), Oshakati (13), Keetmanshoop (10), Lüderitz (3), Engela (2), Eenhana (1), Rehoboth (1), Mariental (1) and Onandjokwe (1).

The minister said that since the outbreak of Covid-19, a total of 333 health workers have bee infected with Covid-19.

“This represents 4.2 % of the total confirmed cases recorded in the general population. Of the total number, 223 (67.0%) are from state and 109 (32.7%) are from the private health sector with one (0.3%) from a non-governmental organization. The majority of the health workers infected are from Khomas (227) and Erongo regions (51).”

The minister once again extended his appreciation to the health workers.

“The nation appreciates the contribution of our frontline workers from all sectors in the fight against this pandemic and the sacrifices they are making. We continue to encourage the implementation of precautionary measures by all citizens at all times.”

Shangula also announced 75 recoveries and said of the active cases, 30 patients are in severe to critically ill conditions. Five are critical in the Erongo region, while 20 in the Khomas region are severely sick and five are critical.

The status of Covid-19 in Namibia is as follows:
Cumulative confirmed cases - 7 844
Newly confirmed - 152
Recoveries - 3 454
Active cases - 4 308
Deaths- 82
Total samples tested - 64 269
Active contacts - 8 666
Cumulative number of people quarantined - 10 390 Number of quarantined people discharged - 8 741 Number of people in quarantine - 1 649

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