by Werner Menges
The surge in novel coronavirus infections in Namibia is continuing, with newly confirmed coronavirus infections reaching a new one-day record of 1 045 cases on Thursday.
Health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula announced this evening that out of 3 178 novel coronavirus test results received over the past 24 hours, 1 045 were positive, which is a positivity ratio of 33%.
The Khomas region recorded 619 of the newly confirmed infections.
Shangula also announced that another 18 deaths linked to Covid-19 have been recorded in Namibia.
The country’s hospitals now have 369 patients with Covid-19 admitted for treatment and 71 patients with the illness in intensive care units (ICUs), compared to 280 Covid-19 patients, of whom 47 were in ICUs, admitted a week ago.
Namibia has recorded 91 deaths linked to Covid-19 and 4 393 newly confirmed coronavirus infections over the past week.
The country’s current coronavirus pandemic figures are:
Confirmed cases: 61 374
Recoveries: 53 143
Active cases: 7 252