No deaths, more recoveries

Covid cases heading for 2000 mark

27 July 2020 | Health

The minister of health Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced that a record number of 1 295 Covid-19 test results were received over the past 24 hours.

A total of twenty-six cases have recovered. They are Cases 208, 211, 212, 215, 216, 225, 227, 293, 294, 310,311, 321, 323, 325, 328, 333, 336, 346, 348, 361, 365, 366, 369, 540, 100 and 780.

However, 68 new Covid-19 cases were recorded of which 60 are from Walvis Bay, 1 in Swakopmund, 6 in Windhoek and 1 in Keetmanshoop. Of these, 50 are males and 18 are females, with ages ranging from 6 to 68-years. Contact tracing has been initiated.

The minister said the case from Keetmanshoop involves a South African male (31) who is a cross-border truck driver from Durban.

“He entered Namibia through the Ariamsvlei border post on 18 July 2020, was tested on 21 July 2020 and travelled back to South Africa on 22 July 2020.”

Windhoek cases

A male (68) from Windhoek was admitted to the Windhoek Central hospital, underwent a surgical procedure on 9 July 2020 and was discharged. He presented himself at a private hospital with symptoms consistent with Covid-19 on 24 July 2020 and was admitted as he was very sick. He was tested and the result returned positive.

A male police officer (38) and a contact to a confirmed case, was tested on 23 July 2020. He had no Covid-19 related symptoms and had not been in quarantine.

A female (23) working at a local bank presented with Covid-19 related symptoms when she was tested on 23 July 2020. She did not have contact with a confirmed case and did not travel out of Windhoek recently. She however attended a birthday party where there was a person who travelled from the “coast”. She has not been in quarantine.

A female (29) resident of Windhoek with no recent ravel history and no known contact with a confirmed case, was tested on 22 July 2020. She had symptoms consistent with Covid-19.

A female (26) resident of Windhoek who was admitted at Katutura hospital and discharged on 24 July 2020. She visited a private hospital with Covid-19 related symptoms on 25 July 2020. She is also a contact of a confirmed case.

A male (48) resident of Windhoek presented with symptoms consistent with Covid-19 and was tested on 25 July 2020. He is a contact to a confirmed case.

From Hardap

The minister clarified that a case he had announced yesterday from the Hardap region, is not 13 but 3-years old. He was tested after the family was visited by the father who came from Walvis Bay.

Covid-19 case summary
Cumulative confirmed cases - 1 843
Newly confirmed – 68
Recoveries – 101
Active cases – 1734
Deaths – 8
Total samples tested - 23 140
Active contacts - 2 865
Cumulative number of people quarantined - 5 557
Number of quarantined people discharged - *4 396
Number of people in quarantine - *701
*The number of those discharged and those in quarantine are still to be updated.

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