NAMIBIA has recorded 57 new Covid-19 cases, 72 new recoveries and one death, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula announced on Wednesday.

Windhoek reported 39 cases, followed by Mariental with 6, Swakopmund 4, and Walvis Bay 2. Keetmanshoop, Eehnana, Tsumeb, Oshakati, and Okahandja report one each.

He said the backlog at the Namibia Institute of Pathology has been cleared and testing capacity has increased as the country now has six local laboratories with a combined capacity of 2 400 tests per day.

He said going forward, test results would be available between 24 and 48-hours.

“Therefore we are strategising to move the targeted testing going forward,” he said.

The death is of a 38-year-old man in Windhoek with known comorbidities. He died on 16 September 2020.

Namibia now has 10 663 confirmed cases, 8 431 recoveries, with 2 115 active cases, with 117 total deaths.

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