More cases, more recoveries

4 393 active cases

10 September 2020 | Health

Dr Kalumbi Shangula: Minister of health; “We appreciate the unwavering contributions by our health and frontline workers…”

Namibia recorded 148 new Covid-19 cases, 127 recoveries and three deaths.

The minister of health and social services Dr Kalumbi Shangula said that 1 418 results were received from the laboratories and of the new cases, 81 are male and 67 are female, with the youngest being three months old and the oldest is 87.

The new cases are distributed as follows: Windhoek (850), Walvis Bay (9), Swakopmund (7), Okahandja (8), Otjiwarongo (2), Grootfontein (1), Keetmanshoop (4), Lüderitz (4), Karasburg (2), Rehoboth (5), Tsumeb (2), Omuthiya (2), Gobabis (4), Oshakati (4), Rundu (3), Katima Mulilo (2), Eenhana (1), Engela (1) and Nankudu (2).

The minister said the country is still experiencing an increase in the number of infections among health workers.

“As of today, 391 health workers have been infected with Covid-19. Fortunately, 313 (80%) have recovered. We appreciate the unwavering contributions by our health and frontline workers from different sectors in the fight against Covid-19. Let’s continue to implement the universal precautionary measures at all times to combat this pandemic.”

The minister also announced 127 recoveries, with the majority being from (100) from Khomas, nine from Oshana, seven from Ohangwena, three from Hardap, two from Omaheke and six from Otjozondjupa.

Of the active cases, 20 are in serious to critical conditions. In Erongo region, two patients are seriously ill and four are critical, while in Khomas five are seriously ill and nine are in critical condition.

The deaths announced in Windhoek involve two men (aged 93 and 72) and a woman (58). The patients died in hospital and all had multiple comorbidities.

Status
Cumulative confirmed cases - 9 256
Newly confirmed - 148
Recoveries - 4 767
Active cases - 4 393
Deaths - 96
Total samples tested - 75 511
Active contacts - 9 350
Cumulative number of people quarantined - 11 896
Number of quarantined people discharged - 10 691
Number of people in quarantine - 1 205

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