Senior loses life to Covid-19

12 November 2020 | Health

The minister of health and social services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, announced 53 new positive Covid-19 cases today. These were identified from 1 268 samples, presenting a 4.2% positivity rate.

The minister also reported the passing of a 73-year-old man from Rehoboth due to Covid-19. The deceased had known co-morbidities.
Shangula also announced 449 new recoveries of which 441 are from the Khomas region. The remaining eight recoveries are from Erongo (8) and Kunene (1).

The Khomas and Hardap regions each reported 15 new cases from Windhoek and Rehoboth respectively, while the //Kharas region reported seven new cases from Keetmanshoop and three from Lüderitz.

Oshana reported seven cases from Oshakati, while Erongo and Otjozondjupa both reported two new cases each. One of the cases in Erongo is from Omaruru and the other hails from Swakopmund. Omusati reported only one new case from Tsandi. Seven of the newly reported cases are learners and teachers from educational facilities.

“Cases are reported sporadically from different areas and different locales,” the minister said.

Of the 1 020 active cases, six are in serious or critical condition.

Status
Cumulative confirmed cases 13 345
Newly confirmed 53
Recoveries 12 188
Active cases 1 020
Covid-19 deaths 106
Covid-19 related death 29
Total deaths 135
Active contacts 2 401
Total samples tested 138 265
Cumulative number of people quarantined 19 309
Number of quarantined people discharged 19 033
Number of people in quarantine 276

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