Harbour town records yet another Covid-19 case

Forty Covid cases

19 June 2020 | Local News

Another positive local transmission of the Covid-19 virus was recorded at the coast.

Walvis Bay

The minister of health and social services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, announced another Covid-19 positive case.

Shangula said that Namibian male (45) who works as a seafarer and is a resident of Kuisebmond, Walvis Bay, tested positive for the virus.

“He went for a medical check-up before going to sea on 17 June 2020. Covid testing was one of the required tests he had to undergo before embarking on the trip.”

The minister said that Case 40 did not present with any signs or symptoms.

“He did not travel out of the Erongo region since 6 May 2020 and was last at sea in January 2020. He also had no known contact with a confirmed case. His positive results came back on the 18 June 2020. Contact tracing has commenced.”

Shangula added that case number 22 is making good progress.

“Though he is still in ICU, he is stable and breathing spontaneously. We will no longer issue any updates on his condition.”

The status of Covid-19 in Namibian is as follows:
Confirmed cases: 40
Recoveries: 19
Active cases: 21
Deaths: 0
Total samples tested: 6 514
Total tested yesterday: 162
Results: 1 positive
Active contacts: 148
Total quarantine: 3 141
Total discharged: 2 402
Total still in quarantine: 736

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