One more death, 60 recoveries

1878 active cases

30 July 2020 | Health

The first Covid-19 related death occurred in Windhoek while the country recorded another 66 new positive cases.

The minister of health and social services Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced that Windhoek recorded its first death due to Covid-19.

“A 41-year old man presented to Katutura Hospital on 27 July 2020 with symptoms consistent with Covid-19. He had other chronic medical conditions as well. He was tested on the day of admission but died on 28 July 2020.”

The test results of the deceased returned positive on 29 July 2020.

This brings the number of persons who died due to Covid-19 to ten.

“Their deaths must serve to strengthen our resolve to fight this pandemic,” said the minister who also announced 66 new positive Covid-19 cases as well as 60 new recoveries.

Shangula explained that 47 of the cases are from Walvis Bay, 5 are from Swakopmund and 14 from Windhoek.

Of the newly reported cases 45 are men and 21 women. Their ages range from 6 to 88 years old. Contact tracing has been initiated.

The minister explained that two of the cases reported in Windhoek were contacts of a known case and four had travelled to Gobabis, Outapi and Etosha.

“One patient is a taxi driver, one a truck driver and one is from the Suiderhof military base. Information on four cases of the 14 is still being collected.”

Of the 60 recoveries reported, 58 are from Walvis Bay and two from Oshakati.

The status of Covid-19 in Namibia is as follow:

Cumulative confirmed cases - 2 052
Newly confirmed - 66
Recoveries - 164
Active cases - 1 878
Deaths - 10
Total samples tested - 25 625
Active contacts - 3 406
Cumulative number of people quarantined - 6 433
Number of quarantined people discharged - 4 846

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