Namibia has over the past day recorded 482 new coronavirus infections, 912 recoveries from the virus and one death linked to Covid-19, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Wednesday.

Shangula said 196 people confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus are currently hospitalised, with 36 people being treated in intensive care units.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 185 (38%) are contacts to confirmed cases and 242 (50%) are symptomatic.

“The Khomas region represents 47% of all confirmed cases. Among the Windhoek district cases, there are eleven employees from Ocean Basket restaurant,” Shangula said. “Windhoek cases are sporadically located from all suburbs.”

He added: “It is with concern that today 220 (46%) of the confirmed cases are from the young and productive 20 to 39 years age group.”

The country has now recorded 23 333 confirmed novel coronavirus infections, 19 655 recoveries from the virus and 196 deaths linked to Covid-19, and has 3 479 active infections currently.

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