By Charmaine Ngatjiheue

NAMIBIA has recorded one new Covid-19 related death at Walvis Bay, bringing the total death toll to eight.

This is according to the health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula who announced 88 new Covid-19 cases. This brings the total confirmed cases to 1 775.

The country also reported three new recoveries, bringing the total to number of recoveries to 75.

The cases are from are Erongo, Khomas, Kharas, and Hardap.

Walvis bay had the most cases with 62, followed by Swakopmund with 19, Windhoek 5, Keetmanshoop 1, and Mariental 1.

According to Shangula, 59 are males and 29 are females.

The youngest patient is one year old and the oldest is 73 years old.

“Among the cases of Swakopmund, one is that of a health care worker,” the minister said.

The new death from Walvis Bay is that of a 47-year old male with known underlying medical conditions.

According to Shangula, the man was admitted to the Walvis Bay State Hospital on 21 July 2020.

“His result came out on 23 July 2020. He was transferred to a private hospital and died shortly after admitted to the intensive care unit. We convey our deepest condolences to the bereaved family, to the Walvis Bay community and to the nation at large,” Shangula noted.

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