Eighty three Covid positive cases reported

One death

26 September 2020 | Infrastructure

The minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula announced that a total number of 1 075 results were received from the laboratories.

Shangula said that of these, 83 samples tested positive for Covid-19 with 64 of the patients being males and 19 females.

The youngest patient is three months and the oldest 73 years old.

The minister also reported one death and 180 new recoveries from Oshana 97, Khomas 74, Erongo 7 and Ohangwena 2. This brings the total of recoveries in the country to 8 749.

The death occurred in the Gobabis district and involves a man (490 who is known to have comorbidities. He presented himself to a health care facility on 10 September 2020 with symptoms consistent with Covid-19.

“The patient was treated symptomatically and discharged. He however died at home on 17 September 2020. A posthumous swab was taken on 21 September 2020 and the result returned positive. This is classified as a Covid death,” the minister explained.

The newly recorded cases are distributed as follows; Oshana region 32 cases, Hardap 22, Khomas 16, Erongo 5, Otjozondjupa 3 and once case in the Karas, Ohangwena, Zambezi, Omaheke and Omusati regions.

The minister said that cases in crowded settings continue to increase.

“We observe this in Walvis Bay, Windhoek, Okahandja, Onandjokwe, Eenhana and now in Mariental and Oshakati districts. We advise the sectors responsible to limit contact of people living in a closed setting with the rest of the community. Let’s consider keeping care takers within the facilities, wherever possible. This is more critical in an environment where we have vulnerable populations like in old age home.”

The total number of active cases now stands at 2,049. Of the active cases, fifteen (15) are in severe (3) or critical (12) condition. There are 3 patients in critical condition and 1 severely ill in the Erongo region.
There are 9 patients in critical condition and two severely ill in the Khomas region. There are 9 patients in critical condition and two severely ill in the Khomas region.

Summary of Covid-19 cases

Cumulative confirmed cases - 10 918
Newly confirmed – 83
Recoveries - 8749
Active cases - 2049
Active contacts - 9381
Covid-19 deaths - 94
Covid-19 related deaths - 26
Total deaths – 120
Total samples teste – 94 974
Cumulative number of people quarantined - 13 984
Quarantined people discharged - 12 858
People in quarantine – 1 126

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