Four new Covid cases for Erongo

08 October 2020 | Health

The minister of health Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced 67 new Covid-19 cases, 86 recoveries and a Covid-19 death.

He said 1 315 results were received from the laboratories and that of the new cases, 33 are male and 34 are female, with the youngest aged four years and the oldest 70.

The confirmed cases are distributed in Windhoek (30), Oshakati (14), Okahandja (4), Otjiwarongo (1), Omuthiya (3), Tsumeb (1), Usakos (2), Walvis Bay (1), Swakopmund (1), Karasburg (2), Luderitz (1), Keetmanshoop (1), Rehoboth (2), Mariental (1), Rundu (2) and Eenhana (1).

The minister also announced 86 new recoveries from Oshikoto (82), Hardap (2) and Khomas (2) regions.
Of the active cases, seven patients are in critical condition (two in Erongo region and five in Khomas.

The minister also confirmed that a man (71) from Windhoek succumbed to the disease.

“The patient who had known with co-morbidities, presented to a health facility on 23 August 2020 with symptoms consistent with Covid-19. A swab was taken on the same day, of which the results returned positive on 25 August 2020. His condition deteriorated and he was admitted to a health facility on 29 August 2020, where his condition continued to worsen. The patient died on 5 October.

Status

Cumulative confirmed cases - 11 781
Newly confirmed - 67
Recoveries - 9 759
Active cases - 1 895
Covid-19 deaths - 99
Covid-19 related deaths - 28
Total deaths - 127
Active contacts - 10 070
Total samples tested - 106 698
Cumulative number of people quarantined - 15 497
Number of quarantined people discharged - 14 494
Number of people in quarantine - 1 003

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