by Okeri Ngutjinazo

THE country has recorded one more death and 128 new recoveries, bringing the total recoveries to 3 611.

This was announced this afternoon by health minister Kalumbi Shajngula. The minister said the death is of a 51-year-old man from Outapi district in Omusati region with no known co-morbidities.

He said the recoveries are from Khomas (112) and Ohangwena (16).

Meanwhile, the country has recorded 241 new Covid-19 confirmed cases of which 135 are males and 106 are females. The youngest is a one-month-old baby and the oldest is 81 years old.

Windhoek recorded 170, Walvis Bay 11, Rundu 9, Okahandja eight, seven each from Rehoboth and Eenhana, Mariental 6, each four from Engela and Keetmanshoop, three each from Swakopmund and Khorixas, two each from Grootfontein and Katima Mulilo, and one each from Otjiwarongo, Okakarara, Outapi,Oshakati and Tsumeb.

The total number of active cases now stands at 4 625. Of the active cases, 21 cases are in severe to critical conditions.

Shangula noted that since the outbreak of Covid-19 in Namibia, the country has recorded cases across all age groups and gender. The higher number of cases is recorded in the age group of 30-49 years with a total number of 4 088 (49%), followed by age group 10-29 years with 2 603 (31%) cases.

He added that the age group above 50 years recorded 1 257(15%) and the least number of cases is recorded among the under 10 years with 348 (5%) cases. The youngest case recorded thus far is 1 day old and the oldest is 95 years old.

Of the total 8 323 confirmed cases, 4 534 (54%) are males and 3 789 (46%) are females.

The total confirmed cases now stands at 8 323 with 87 deaths.

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