Namibia has recorded 85 new coronavirus infections, 64 recoveries from the virus and one Covid-19 related death.

This was announced by deputy minister of health and social services Ester Muinjangue on Sunday.

Of the new cases, 52 are men and 33 women, with the youngest four years old and the oldest 69 years of age.

Windhoek recorded 37 confirmed infections, Oshakati and Onandjokwe 12 each, Rehoboth seven, Walvis Bay five, Swakopmund and Mariental four each, Okahandja two, and Usakos and Rundu one each.

Of the recoveries, 35 were recorded in Khomas, 21 in Erongo, and four each in //Kharas and Omaheke.

Muinjangue said the country recorded another death linked to Covid-19, after a 72-year-old man known to have had multiple co-morbidities died at Swakopmund on Saturday.

The man presented himself to a local health facility on Monday last week with symptoms consistent with Covid-19.

“The patient was swabbed on admission. His condition deteriorated and he passed away on 19 September,” Muinjangue said.

Active confirmed coronavirus infections in Namibia now stand at 2 232. Of the active cases, 14 people are in a severe to critically sick condition.

Namibia has so far recorded 10 377 confirmed coronavirus infections, 8 033 recoveries from the virus and 112 deaths linked to Covid-19.

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