THE Minister of Health and Social Services Kalumbi Shangula on Tuesday afternoon announced that the country had recorded 81 new coronavirus infections, 247 recoveries and three deaths.

Of the new cases, 48 are males and 33 females, with the youngest six months and the oldest is 68 years of age.

Windhoek accounted for 46 of the new cases, Mariental 5, Rundu 4, Karasburg, and Okakarara three each, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Lüderitz, Okahandja, Eenhana, Onandjokwe and Katima Mulilo two each, and Usakos, Omaruru, Keetmanshoop, Rehoboth, Engela and Omuthiya one each.

Shangula said they have noticed an increase in the number of cases in closed facilities like hostels and correctional facilities and police holding cells.

“It should be noted that close setting provides a conducive environment for transmission of the communicable disease,” he said.

Meanwhile the recoveries are distributed as follows; Khomas 133, Otjozondjupa 66, Hardap 37, Ohangwena 6, Omaheke 3 and Kunene 2.

The total number of active cases are 2 132. Of the cases, 11 cases are in severe and critical condition.

The country also recorded three deaths from Windhoek, Otjiwarongo and Swakopmund. They are all males aged 31, 66 and 88.

Namibia now has a cumulative 10 607 confirmed cases, 8 359 recoveries and and 116 deaths.

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