Erongo records three new Covid cases

17 November 2020 | Health

Health minister Kalumbi Shangula announced 47 new Covid-19 cases from 647 tests, along with 162 recoveries that translates into 6.9% positivity ratio, which is within the range observed during the post State of Emergency period.

The gender distribution of the new cases are 27 females and 20 males, with ages ranging from six to 83-years.

The new cases are distributed in Rehoboth (18), Windhoek (13), Rundu (8), Swakopmund (3), Engela (2), Opuwo (1), Gobabis (1) and Keetmanshoop (1).

The minister said that among the cases from Rehoboth, 14 (or 78%) are contacts to confirmed cases.

“Of the 13 cases reported in Windhoek, five are learners; two are from Montessori Kindergarten; and one each from Rocky Crest High School, Delta High School and Gammams Primary School. All eight cases from Rundu district are inmates of the Rundu police holding cells.”

Shangula also announced 162 recoveries: Khomas (161), Erongo (1) and Omusati (1).

Of the active cases, five patients are in a severe to critical condition in the Khomas, Oshana and Oshikoto regions.

The minister said that thus far Namibia has recorded 138 deaths due to or related to Covid-19 and not 140 as alleged. He added that a pandemic does not depend on the number of people who have lost their lives.

“There may not even be a single death, but it can still be declared a pandemic. A pandemic is declared by a specialised agency of the United Nations Organisation, the World Health Organisation, and not by any individual country. Covid-19 is a pandemic as declared by the World Health Organisation, as it has spread to all continents and to all countries.”


Cumulative confirmed cases - 13 555
Newly confirmed - 47
Recoveries - 12 843
Active cases - 572
Covid-19 deaths - 107
Covid-19 related deaths - 31
Total deaths - 138
Active contacts - 2 550
Total samples tested - 142 091
Cumulative number of people quarantined - 19 553
Number of quarantined people discharged - 19 141
Number of people in quarantine - 412

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