by Arlana Shikongo

The Ministry of Health and Social Services has announced 1 904 newly confirmed coronavirus infections in Namibia on Monday, 22 deaths linked to the virus and 1 997 new recoveries.

Out of the 4 436, Covid-19 test results received over the past 24 hours, the newly confirmed infections represent a 43% positivity ratio, the ministry noted.

Windhoek recorded 741 of the newly confirmed infections.

This is followed by Gobabis with 174 new infections, Swakopmund with 128, and Walvis Bay with 108.

The age range of new infections is from two months to 91-years-old.

“Among the confirmed cases are 228 learners and 65 teachers from different schools, 42 students and 38 health care workers,’ the ministry noted.

Furthermore, the ministry said of all the confirmed cases, only 40, which represent two percent, reported to have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while four of these have been fully vaccinated.

Windhoek recorded the highest number of deaths (9), followed by Otjiwarongo with five deaths, Mariental with four death, Swakopmund with two deaths and Onandjokwe and Oshakati with one death each.

The country’s hospitals now have 559 patients with Covid-19 admitted for treatment, with 84 patients in intensive care units (ICUs).

Thus far, 23 662 people have been fully inoculated against the virus, while 118 154 people have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Namibia’s current coronavirus pandemic figures are:
Confirmed cases: 88 553
Active cases: 20 178
Recoveries: 66 897
Deaths: 1 467

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