Namibia has reported another record of 595 novel coronavirus infections with 306 recoveries and four deaths , health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Thursday.

He said this is a record number of confirmed cases from all the 14 regions and the highest number ever recorded in 24 hours in the country.

According to Shangula, 229 people are hospitalised with 36 in the intensive care unit.

Khomas contributes 43% to the total confirmed cases which are recorded in the last 24 hours. 2

“Of the total new confirmed cases, 530 (89%) are contacts to confirmed cases and 583 (98%) are symptomatic,” the minister said.

Total confirmed cases: 20 579
Recoveries: 17 198
Active cases: 3 192
Total deaths: 187

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