by Okeri Ngutjinazo

HEALTH UPDATE: The deaths of four more people who contracted the novel coronavirus has brought Namibia’s Covid-19 death toll to 86.

Health minister Kalumbi Shangula on Thursday afternoon announced that another four people – three men, aged 64, 49 and 41, and a 32-year-old woman – who had been infected with the coronavirus have died. Two of the people who died were from Windhoek, while one died at Oshakati and one at Walvis Bay.

Shangula further said the country has recorded 238 new confirmed coronavirus infections. Of these, 126 are male and 112 female. The youngest is two months old and the oldest is 65.

Windhoek recorded the most new infections with 145, Walvis Bay and Rundu recorded nine each, Oshakati eight, Tsumeb and Katima Mulilo seven each, Onandjokwe, Otjiwarongo, Rehoboth and Keetmanshoop six each, and Eenhana and Okahandja five each.

Four cases were reported from Swakopmund and also at Usakos, three new infections were recorded at Karasburg, Mariental and Gobabis each, and one one each at Engela and Okongo in northern Namibia.

The county has also recorded 29 new recoveries, with 21 of those from Khomas and eight from Omaheke. This brings the country’s total number of recoveries to 3 483.

Active cases in Namibia now number 4 513, with 21 of those people in severe to critically sick conditions.

Namibia has now recorded 8 082 confirmed coronavirus infections and 86 deaths.

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