The Ministry of Health and Social Services has announced another 71 deaths linked to Covid-19 in Namibia, 1 372 newly confirmed novel coronavirus infections and 252 new recoveries from the virus.

The deaths occurred between 20 June and 7 July.

Windhoek recorded the highest number of deaths (24), followed by Keetmanshoop with 23 deaths, Swakopmund with six deaths, Walvis Bay with five, Eenhana with four, Mariental and Otjiwarongo with three deaths each, Katima Mulilo with two deaths and Onandjokwe with one death.

Of these deaths, two are of people reported to have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, while the vaccination status of 19 of the deceased is unknown.

The Erongo region recorded the highest number of new infections with 248 new cases reported, of which 130 are from Walvis Bay, 88 from Swakopmund and 22 from Omaruru.

This is followed by the Khomas region (Windhoek), with 235 newly confirmed infections.

Other towns which recorded a high number of new infections include Outapi (121), Rundu (117) and Otjiwarongo (111).

The age range of new infections is from two weeks to 101 years old.

The newly confirmed infections include 186 school pupils, 25 teachers, 15 students and 36 healthcare workers, the ministry stated.

Of all the newly confirmed cases, only 22, which represent two percent, reported to have received one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, while only four of these have been fully vaccinated, the ministry noted.

The country’s hospitals on Thursday had 582 patients with Covid-19 admitted for treatment, with 113 patients in intensive care units (ICUs).

Thus far, 28 393 people in Namibia have been fully inoculated against the virus, while 128 298 people have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Namibia’s current coronavirus pandemic figures are:
Confirmed cases: 102 373
Deaths: 1 883
Active cases: 24 377
Recoveries: 76 102

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