Thirty-six new Covid-19 positive cases for Erongo

Thirty-six new Covid-19 positive cases

22 July 2020 | Health

The minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula announced that 806 Covd-19 test results were received over the past twenty-four hours.

The minister said Namibia had recorded thirty-six new Covid-19 positive cases. Thirty-two of these cases are from the Erongo region (Walvis Bay 28 and Swakopmund 4), three from the Windhoek in the Khomas region and one from Lüderitz in the Kharas region.

According to the minister all of the newly reported cases are Namibians with sixteen being females and twenty males.

“Their ages range from 20 days to 54 years, all are all in stable condition and contact tracing has been initiated. There are twelve patients in a Walvis Bay hospital who are extremely ill. They are in great need of oxygen support and are being monitored closely.”

The minister added that on the bright side, Namibia have recorded seven recoveries involving Cases No 36, 44, 71, 192, 184,185 and 337. All have been discharged.

The minister explained that the three cases reported from Windhoek involves man (45) who traveled from Otjiwarongo to Windhoek on 16 July 2020 by public transport.

“He was on 17 July 2020 at the Windhoek Central Hospital as he was booked for surgical intervention on Friday 24 July 2020. He was tested before the operation, did not display any Covid-19 related symptoms and has no known contact with a positive case. Investigation and contact tracing have been initiated.”

The second case from Windhoek involves a female (37) who is a resident of Walvis Bay.

“She was referred to Windhoek on 15 July 2020 and was admitted at Katutura Intermediate Hospital where she was kept in an isolation room. She was tested on 16 July 2020 and discharged back to Walvis Bay. Her contacts are being traced.”

The third Windhoek based case reported today involves male (46) who is a resident of Goreagab in Windhoek.

“He was seen by a private medical practitioner on 20 July 2020 with symptoms consistent with Covid-19. He was tested and result returned positive on 21 July 2020.”

The case reported in Lüderitz involves a female (39) from Rosh Pinah who presented with symptoms consistent with Covid-19 on 15 July 2020.

“She had no contact with a known case and no travel history. An investigation and contact tracing have been initiated.”

Namibia Covid-19 case summary

Cumulative confirmed cases- 1 402
Newly confirmed -36
Recoveries - 64
Active cases - 1 331
Deaths - 7
Total samples tested - 19 260
Active contacts - 2 110
Cumulative number of people quarantined - 4 772
Number of quarantined people discharged - 4112
Number of people in quarantines - 660

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