Four new cases for Erongo

20 November 2020 | Health

The Erongo region recorded four new Covid-19 cases from Walvis Bay and Swakopmund in addition to three recoveries.

The minister of health Kalumbi Shangula announced 44 new (30 males and 14 females) cases from 830 tests along with 12 recoveries which translates into a 5.2% positivity ratio.

The new Covid-19 cases are distributed in Windhoek (27), Lüderitz (8), Swakopmund (3), Walvis Bay (1), Rehoboth (3) and Oshakati (2). Among the cases from Windhoek, are eight from the national football team who returned from Mali after an Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match. As per AFCON protocol, players are expected to be tested 48 hours before the match.

The team arrived in Namibia on 15 November 2020 and were swabbed a day later. Those who tested positive, were isolated from the rest of the team and did not play.

The minister also announced 12 new recoveries from Khomas (7), Erongo (3) and Omusati (2). Of the active cases, four from the Khomas region are in a serious to critical condition.

Status

Cumulative confirmed cases - 13 610
Newly confirmed - 44
Recoveries - 13 152
Active cases - 316
Covid-19 deaths - 108
Covid-19 related deaths 32
Total deaths - 140
Active contacts - 2 726
Total samples tested - 143 466
Cumulative number of people quarantined - 19 647
Number of quarantined people discharged - 19 163
Number of people in quarantine - 484

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