by Charmaine Ngatjiheue

NAMIBIA has recorded 38 new Covid-19 positive cases, health minister Kalumbi Shangula announced on Sunday.

In a statement, the minister said the new cases are all are Namibians.

“One case is from Engela, in Ohangwena region and the rest are from Walvis Bay,” the minister said.

He added that the Engela case is a 25-year-old woman who travelled from Walvis Bay on17 June 2020. She was put in quarantine on 25 June 2020.

“A specimen was taken from her on 26 June 2020,” the minister added.

Of the new cases, 22 are females and 16 male with the youngest two-months old and the oldest 63 years.

“Fourteen are contacts of confirmed cases. Contacts of the remaining 24 are still to be established. Fourteen had symptoms consistent with Covid-19 at the time of specimen collection,” Shangula said.

Nine cases were identified through active case search.

“They are all in stable condition. Contact tracing is ongoing,” the minister noted.

Namibia now has 412 Covid-19 cases, with 25 recoveries and 387 active cases.

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