Namibia has recorded 59 new coronavirus infections and 213 new recoveries from the virus, the health ministry’s executive director, Ben Nangombe, said on Sunday.

Health ministry’s executive director Ben Nangombe

Twenty-five of the newly confirmed infections were recorded in Windhoek, 14 at Rehoboth, six at Oshakati, four each at Onandjokwe and Rundu, and one each at Oshikuku, Tsumeb, Outjo, Walvis Bay, Gobabis and Mariental.

Nangombe said recent cases reported from Windhoek were sporadic from different areas.

“We have noted with concern an increasing number of confirmed cases from Rehoboth district. Most of these are contacts to confirmed cases, who were linked to a funeral gathering which took place in town. We continue to urge the public to adhere to prevention measures,” he said.

Khomas recorded 200 recoveries, Hardap 11 and Erongo and //Kharas one each. This brings the country’s total number of recoveries to 12 680.

The total number of active coronavirus infections currently stands at 688. Of the active cases, six are in a severe to critical condition.

Namibia has so far recorded 13 508 confirmed novel coronavirus infections and 138 deaths linked to Covid-19.

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