by Okeri Ngutjinazo
HEALTH minister Kalumbi Shangula this evening announced that the number of Covid-19 cases in the country has increased to 36.
Shangula said case number 35 is a 26-year-old Namibian male of Walvis Bay.
He called the Walvis Bay State Hospital on 15 June complaining of a cough, difficulty breathing, a headache and a fever since the day before.
“He was picked up by an ambulance on the same day and taken to the hospital. He was screened, swabbed and admitted to the isolation ward. The result of the test came out positive today,” Shangula said.
The minister said this case doesn’t have any travel history, and no known history of contact with a confirmed case.
He is in a stable condition and contact tracing has commenced.
Case number 36 is a 44-year-old Malawian national who travelled alone from Malawi by road on 3 June through Zambia.
Shangula said he entered Namibia on 5 June through Katima Mulilo and was quarantined there.
Case number 36 was then swabbed and tested positive. He is asymptomatic and in a satisfactory condition. He was transferred to an isolation facility for further management.
The country has also recorded a new recovery, which brings the total recoveries to 19.