Ninety-five new Covid cases, 87 recoveries

2 147 Active cases

25 September 2020 | Health

Dr Kalumbi Shangula; Health minister; “…it remains critical that we shield as much as possible and prevent more cases.”

The minister of health and social services Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced 95 new Covid-19 cases and 87 recoveries on Friday afternoon.

Shangula said that no Covid deaths were reported, adding that 1021 results were received from the laboratories.

Of the new cases, 59 are male and 36 are female, with the youngest aged four years and the oldest 76.

The confirmed cases are distributed as follows: Mariental (29), Rehoboth (6), Windhoek (33), Walvis Bay (6), Omaruru (2), Oshakati (7), Karasburg (3), Onandjokwe (2), Omuthiya (1), Eenhana (2), Okongo (1), Gobabis (1) and Katima Mulilo (1).

The minister said that an increase of cases in crowded facilities such as school hostels, correctional facilities and police holding cells were observed this week.

“As mentioned previously, crowded settings provide a conducive environment for transmission of communicable diseases, therefore it remains critical that we shield as much as possible and prevent more cases.”

Shangula also announced 87 recoveries, with 51 reported in the Khomas region, 28 in Hardap, 7 in //Kharas and 1 from the Omusati region.

Of the active cases, 15 are in a severe or critical condition.

In the Erongo region, one patient is severely sick, while three are in a critical condition. In the Khomas region, three are severely sick while eight patients are in critical condition.

The status of Covid-19 in Namibia is as follows:
Cumulative confirmed cases - 10 835
Newly confirmed - 95
Recoveries - 8 569
Active cases - 2 147
Covid-19 deaths - 93
Covid-19 related deaths - 26
Total deaths - 119
Active contacts - 9 757
Total samples tested - 93 964
Cumulative number of people quarantined - 13 868 Number of quarantined people discharged - 12 779 Number of people in quarantine - 1 089

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