by Arlana Shikongo
The Ministry of Health and Social Services has announced 571 newly confirmed coronavirus infections, 30 deaths linked to the virus, and 1 984 new recoveries on Wednesday.
The age range is from three days to 108-years-old.
The Khomas region (Windhoek) reported highest number of cases (180) accounting for 32% of the confirmed cases.Other towns which reported a high number of new infections are Oshakati (67), Otjiwarongo (65), Lüderitz (63) and Rundu (37).
“Among the confirmed cases are 32 pupils, four teachers and six students from different institutions. We also have seven health care workers from different health care facilities,” the ministry said.
According to the ministry, of all the confirmed cases 17 are reported to have received one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and five are fully vaccinated.
Oshakati recorded the highest number of deaths with 17 in total, followed by Windhoek with seven, Gobabis with five and Swakopmund with one death.
The ministry said that among the deaths, 17 occurred in June, nine between 5 to 11 July 2021 and only four occurred during the 24-hour reporting period.
The country’s hospitals on Wednesday had 532 Covid-19 patients admitted for treatment, with 97 patients in intensive care units (ICUs).
Thus far, 32 753 people have been fully inoculated against the virus, while 133 863 people have received their first dose of the vaccine.
Namibia’s current coronavirus pandemic figures are:
Confirmed cases: 109 356
Active cases: 24 670
Recoveries: 82 405
Deaths: 2 270