Namibia has reported a record number of 608 new novel coronavirus infections, 421 recoveries and nine deaths, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Thursday.

The country has also recorded the youngest death of a two-month-old baby girl with no underlying health conditions at Walvis Bay.

Namibia has also recorded 211 hospitalised cases, of which 37 are in intensive care units.

“We continue to experience an increased geographical spread and increased transmissibility, as today we report confirmed cases from 13 (93%) of the regions. Windhoek cases are sporadically located from all suburbs. Covid-19 cases are still increasing daily. We urge the public to take responsibility to protect yourself and those around you,” Shangula added.

Confirmed cases: 23 941
Recoveries: 20 076
Active cases: 3 657
Deaths: 205

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