HEALTH UPDATE: Namibia has recorded its 11th Covid-19 death.

Minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula this evening announced a 53-year-old male with known chronic renal failure and multiple medical comorbidities was admitted to a private hospital at Swakopmund on 22 July.

He was tested on 21 July at Walvis Bay at the dialysis isolation unit.

He has been sick but stable, and suddenly experienced severe shortness of breath on 29 July, after which he died.

Shangula urged the public to practise extra precautionary measures around vulnerable groups and to adhere to regulations.

The country has recorded 95 new Covid-19 cases, of which 55 are men and 40 women.

Of these new cases, 42 are from Walvis Bay, 17 from Swakopmund, 29 from Windhoek, six from Okahandja, and one from Oshakati.

Shangula said there are seven new recoveries.

“We have since established that the two recoveries we announced yesterday from Hardap and Katima Mulilo were announced previously. Therefore the total number of recoveries stands at 171,” he said.

Namibia now has 2 224 confirmed cases, 11 deaths and 171 recoveries.

A total of 26 344 tests have been conducted and 1 662 people are in quarantine.

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