HEALTH minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Saturday afternoon the country has recorded 125 new Covid-19 cases.

The minister said of these two are South African truck drivers and the rest are Namibians.

He added that one case is from Windhoek, two from Swakopmund, two are truck drivers from Keetmanshoop, one from Lüderitz, one from Engela, and 118 from Walvis Bay.

“The one in Windhoek is an in-patient at the local hospital. Those who were tested in Keetmanshoop are South African truck drivers. One delivered cargo at Rossing in Arandis. He was tested on his way back and has already gone back to South Africa. The other truck driver is still being traced to determine his whereabouts,” he said.

Shangula said the case identified at Engela is also a truck driver who is now in quarantine in Windhoek since his arrival from Oshikango while the other is a health worker at a health facility at Lüderitz.

Of the new confirmed cases, 40 are females and 87 are males. The youngest case is nine months and the oldest is 56 years old. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Meanwhile Shangula has said one of the cases announced yesterday as belonging to Walvis Bay is actually from Lüdertiz. He is a 46-years old man who works at a local shop with no travel history and no known contact with a confirmed case.

The country now has 1 203 confirmed cases, 32 recoveries and two deaths. Total samples tested are 17 041 and 609 people in quarantine.

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