Three new Covid-19 positive cases for Erongo

1432 Active cases

08 November 2020 | Health

The minister of health and social services Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced 27 new cases, 24 recoveries and one Covid-19 death.

The minister explained that 1 762 Covid test results received from the laboratories.

Seventeen of the newly reported cases are 17 females and 10 are males with ages ranging from five months to 80 years.

The new Covid-19 cases are distributed as follows: Windhoek (18), Oshakati (3), Walvis Bay (2), Swakopmund (1), Engela (1), Rehoboth (1) and Luderitz (1).

The minister also announced 24 new recoveries in Khomas (14), Erongo (7), Karas (1), Omusati (1) and Ohangwena (1).

Of the active cases, four patients are in severe to critically sick conditions. Two patients are in a severe condition and one patient is critically sick in the Khomas region. One patient is critically sick in the Oshana region.

“Sadly, we are reporting one death after no deaths were reported for the last 16 days. The death occurred in Lüderitz and involves a female (57), with known comorbidities who died on 1 November 2020. This is classified as a Covid -19 death,” said the minister.

Friday Update

The executive director of the ministry of health and social services Ben Nangombe announced 53 new Covid-19 cases as well as 140 recoveries.

He explained that 758 results were received from the testing laboratories.

Thirty one of the newly reported cases are males and 22 are females with ages ranging from one year to 61 years.

The new Covid-19 cases were distributed as follows: Oshakati (24), Windhoek (16), Engela (4), Swakopmund (3), Walvis Bay (1), Rehoboth (30, Keetmanshoop (1) and Luderitz (1).

Of the 24 cases reported from Oshana region, 23 are learners from Iipumbu Senior Secondary School.

The executive director also announced 140 new recoveries; Oshana (90), Khomas (22), Omaheke (17), Erongo (7), Karas (3) and Omusati (1).

Of the active cases, three patients were in severe to critically sick conditions. Two patients were in a severe condition in the Khomas region, while one patient was in critical condition.

Thursday Update

The minister of health and social services Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced 44 new cases and 94 recoveries.

The minister explained that 729 results were received from the testing laboratories.

Of the newly reported cases 24 are males and 20 are females with ages ranging from three months to 66 years.

The new Covid-19 cases are distributed as follows: Windhoek (17), Oshakati (13), Rehoboth (6), Walvis Bay (2), Engela (2), Karasburg (1), Luderitz (1), Onandjokwe (1) and Omuthiya (1).

The minister explained that five of the 17 Windhoek cases are learners from three different schools.

Thirteen cases from Oshakati district are from institutions, correctional facility and schools.

“It is obvious that Covid-19 is still with us, therefore we continue to caution the public to continue adhering to the preventive measures. The fact that the number of social gatherings have been increased to 200, does not mean we should congregate irresponsibly. The responsibility is with all of us to avoid the transmission of Covid-19, said the minister”

Shangula announced 94 recoveries; Ohikoto (77), Khomas (11), Ohangwena (5) and Omusati (1).

Of the active cases, four were in severe to critically sick conditions. In the Khomas region, two patients were severely sick while one was critically sick. In the Khomas region, one patient was critically sick.

Status of Covid-19 in Namibia:
Cumulative confirmed cases – 13 170
Newly confirmed - 27
Recoveries - 11 602
Active cases - 1 432
Covid-19 Death - 105
Covid-19 Related Death - 29
Total deaths - 134
Total samples tested – 133 477
Active contacts - 5 689
Cumulative number of people quarantined - 19 239
Number of quarantined people discharged - 18 765
Number of people in quarantine - 474

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