Walvis Bay Covid-19 positive case numbers climbing

21 June 2020 | Health

The minister of health and social welfare Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced this saying that the total Covid-19 cases recorded in the country had risen from 46 to 55 overnight.

The minister said that seven of the nine Covid-19 positive cases were reported in Kuisebmond Walvis Bay.

He added that all the latest Covid-19 positive cases were in good clinical condition.

“Three are family members of Case 35. They are the father, brother and a son of Case 35. The four other persons who tested positive from Kuisebmond had no known contacts to confirmed cases. Two cases are travel related and both are from quarantine facilities,” said the minister

Case 47 involves a Namibian (28) from Kuisebmond Walvis Bay whose result came back positive on 20 June. She was swabbed on 18 June as part of an active case search conducted. She complained of general body and back pain at the time she was swabbed.

Case 48 is a Namibian child (2) from Kuisebmond Walvis Bay who is a contact case of Case 35. He was swabbed on 18 June and had flu-like symptoms at the time. The result returned positive on 20 June.

Case 49 is a Namibian female (33) from Kuisebmond Walvis Bay. She was swabbed on 18 June as part of an active case search. She had Covid-19 related symptoms and the result came back positive on 20 June. This lady had no contact with a confirmed case.

Case 50 involves a lady (28) of Indian origin. She is the wife of a business person who travelled from India via South Africa and arrived in Namibia in 17 June. She was quarantined at Gross Barmen and swabbed on 18 June. The result returned positive and. She does not have Covid-19 symptoms and had no contact with a confirmed case.

Case 51 involves a Namibian female (36) from Kuisebmond Walvis Bay who was swabbed on 18 June as part of a random case search. She had Covid-19 symptoms (loss of smell and experienced body weakness) at the time she was swabbed. The result came back positive on 20 June.

Case 52 involves a Namibian female (28) from Kuisebmond Walvis Bay. She was swabbed on 18 June as part of an active random search and had no Vovid-19 related symptoms at the time. The result returned positive on 20 June. She also had no contact with a confirmed case.

Case 53 involves a Namibian male (56) from Kuisebmond Walvis Bay who is a contact of Case 35. He was swabbed on 18 June and had flu-like symptoms at the time. The result came back positive.

Case 54 involves a Namibian male (21) from Kuisebmond Walvis Bay and a contact of Case 35. He was swabbed on 18 June and had Covid-19 symptoms (sore throat and coughing) at this time. The result returned positive.

Case 55 involves a South African female (65) who resides in Namibia. She travelled from South Africa on 18 June and was put in quarantine. She was swabbed on 19 June and the result returned positive on 20 June. She does not have Covid-19 symptoms and no contact to any confirmed case.

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

Confirmed Cases – 55
Recoveries - 19
Active Cases - 36
Deaths - 0
Total samples tested - 7009
Total tested yesterday - 172
Results - 9 positive
Active contacts - 293
Total quarantined - 3282
Total discharged - 2582
Total in quarantine - 700


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