Namibia has recorded 604 new coronavirus infections, three additional deaths linked to Covid-19 and 651 recoveries from the virus, health minister Kalumbi Shangula announced on Friday.

Meanwhile, 231 patients with Covid-19 are hospitalised, with 36 of them being treated in intensive care units.

Shangula said 42% of the newly confirmed infections were recorded in the Khomas region.

He said infections in Windhoek were sporadically located from all suburbs of the city, while the country continued to observe a high number of cases from all regions.

“In the [past] seven days we have recorded a total of 3 283 confirmed cases,” Shangula said.

“Clearly the cases are increasing on a daily basis and it requires coordinated efforts from all of us in adhering to prevention measures. Let’s continue washing our hands regularly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub, social distancing and constantly wearing masks correctly,” he added.

Namibia’s novel coronavirus figures are now as follows.

Confirmed cases: 24 545

Recoveries: 20 727

Active cases: 3 607

Deaths: 208

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