by Arlana Shikongo
The Ministry of Health and Social Services has announced 1 284 new Covid-19 infections in Namibia on Sunday, 28 deaths, and 622 new recoveries.
The ages of the newly infected range from three days to 93 years old.
The Khomas region (Windhoek) reported the highest number of new cases, with 317.
This is followed by the Erongo region with 165 new cases, of which 97 are at Walvis Bay, 47 at Swakopmund, 17 at Usakos, and four at Omaruru.
Other towns which recorded a high number of new cases include Tsumeb (98), Rundu (91), Katima Mulilo (65), Outjo (52), Outapi (48), and Grootfontein (47).
“Among the confirmed cases are 129 pupils, 29 teachers, and 21 students from different institutions. We are also reporting 24 healthcare workers from different healthcare facilities,” the ministry said.
Of all the confirmed cases, 25 have reportedly received one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, and one has been fully vaccinated.
Windhoek recorded the highest number of deaths with eight, followed by Swakopmund and Katima Mulilo with five each, Oshikuku with three, Tsumeb with two, and Okongo, Onandjokwe, Okahao, Eenhana, and Tsandi districts with one death each, the ministry said.
The country’s hospitals on Sunday had 570 patients with Covid-19 admitted for treatment, with 107 patients in intensive care units.
Thus far, 30 529 people have been fully vaccinated against the virus, while 131 132 have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
Namibia’s current coronavirus pandemic figures are:
Confirmed cases: 106 879
Active cases: 26 270
Recoveries: 78 579
Deaths: 2 019