by Okeri Ngutjinazo

Namibia has recorded 181 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths. Some 131 recoveries have also been recorded today.

This was announced this evening by deputy minister of health and social services Ester Muinjangue.

Of the new cases 100 involve women and 81 men.

The youngest is a year old and the oldest is 80.

Windhoek recorded 60 new cases, Keetmanshoop 27, Walvis Bay 16, Swakopmund and Mariental 11 each, Okahandja and Rehoboth seven each, Karasburg and Otjiwarongo six each, Usakos, Oshakati and Eenhana four each, and Lüderitz and Oshikuku three each.

Grootfontein, Gobabis, Khorixas, Rundu and Katima Mulilo recorded two each, and Tsumeb and Omuthiya one each.

Muinjangue said the Khomas, Erongo, Oshana, Oshikoto, Omusati, Omaheke and Zambezi regions have recorded a reduction in cases recently.

Contrary to this, the //Kharas, Hardap, Otjozondjupa, Kavango East, Kavango West, Ohangwena and Kunene regions have recorded an increase.

“We endeavor to improve on the turnaround time of results. The Central Veterinary Laboratory will start testing for Covid-19 soonest, in collaboration with the NIP,” the deputy minister said.

The country currently has 4 441 active Covid-19 cases of which 20 are severe to critically ill.

The two deaths involve a 58-year-old man in Windhoek and a 36-year-old woman at Eenhana.

In total, Namibia today has 9 437 Covid-19 cases, 4 898 recoveries and 98 deaths.

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