Newborn baby diagnosed with Covid-19

04 July 2020 | Health

The minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula announced that the country recorded twenty-six new cases of Covid-19.

The minister said that all of the cases are Namibians with a newborn baby from Windhoek amongst them.

The rest are from Walvis Bay. Eighteen are females and seven are males. The youngest case is that of the newborn and the oldest involves a person aged 58.

Eleven cases are contacts of confirmed cases with the contacts to the remaining 15 cases yet to be identified.

“Sixteen cases displayed symptoms consistent with Covid-19 at the time of specimen collection. The remainder did not display any symptoms. Eleven cases were identified through active case search. All the cases are in stable condition with contact tracing is ongoing,” said the minister.

The minister also explained that one of the 15 new Covid-19 cases announced yesterday was a known confirmed case. This case was therefore counted twice.

“The new cases should be fourteen and not fifteen. Therefore, by last evening all confirmed cases were 349 and not 350 as announced.”

The minister also extend well wished to Case No 22 who was discharged from the hospital yesterday and congratulated the doctors, nurses, management and all health workers of the Welwitschia Hospital who were involved in one way or another, with the management of this patient.



Summary of Covid-19 cases in Namibia:
Confirmed cases - 375
Newly confirmed - 26
Recoveries - 25
Active cases - 350
Deaths - 0
Total samples tested - 10 682
Active contacts - 1 076
Cumulative number of people quarantined - 3 917
Number of quarantined people discharged - 3 023
Number of people in quarantine - 894

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