by Okeri Ngutjinazo

Health update: Minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula announced the country has recorded 77 new Covid-19 cases from 635 tests.

Of the new cases, 62 are from Walvis Bay, eight from Swakopmund, five from Windhoek, and two from Okahandja.

Shangula said 38 of the new cases are men and 39 women. Their ages range from one to 58 years.

Shangula said one Windhoek case is a 56-year-old woman with no known contact with a confirmed case.

She has been conducting meetings at work and has attended a funeral recently where residents from Walvis Bay may have been present.

The woman has been admitted to a private hospital.

The ministry is still collecting information on the two Okahandja cases.

The country has also recorded two new recoveries.

Namibia now has 2 129 confirmed cases, 10 deaths and 166 recoveries.

A total of 26 261 tests have been conducted and 1 618 people are in quarantine.

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