Seventy-seven new coronavirus infections and 224 recoveries from the virus have been recorded in Namibia, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Saturday.

Health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula

Twenty-four of the newly confirmed infections were reported in Windhoek, 16 at Oshakati, 13 at Rehoboth, 10 at Rundu, six at Lüderitz, three at Swakopmund, two at Walvis Bay and one each at Usakos, Omaruru and Gobabis.

The minister said of the 16 cases reported from the Oshana region, 15 are pupils, of which 14 are from Okaukuejo Combined School and one from Iipumbu Secondary School.

“All thirteen cases reported from Rehoboth district were in contact with confirmed cases, while all ten cases from Rundu are inmates in the police holding cells, all had been in contact with confirmed cases,” Shangula said.

The recoveries are from the Khomas region with 219, Omaheke with three and one each from Ohangwena and //Kharas.

Namibia has so far recorded 13 499 confirmed coronavirus infections, 138 deaths linked to Covid-19 and 12 467 recoveries from the virus.

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