Namibia has recorded 355 novel coronavirus infections, 575 recoveries and two deaths, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Wednesday.

Khomas region contributed 43% to the total confirmed cases.

Of the total new confirmed cases, 140 (39%) are contacts to confirmed cases and 222 (63%) are asymptomatic.

“The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is currently unravelling in the country. We urge the public to abide by the public health measures announced this morning on public gatherings, restriction of movement, sale of alcohol, compulsory and correct wearing of face masks in public places, including in vehicles and aircraft and hand sanitization within business premises,” Shangula noted.

Total confirmed cases: 19 984
Recoveries: 16 892
Active cases: 2 906
Total deaths: 183

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