by Okeri Ngutjinazo
HEALTH minister Kalumbi Shangula announced on Thursday afternoon that the country had recorded 138 new Covid-19 cases.
Of these cases, 71 are male and 67 are female. The youngest is two months old and the oldest 78 years old.
The minister said Windhoek recorded the highest cases with 64, followed by Walvis Bay with 44, Swakopmund 15. Oshakati and Keetmanshoop recorded three cases each while Usakos, Mariental, Rehoboth, Onandjokwe, Okakarara, Okahandja, Otjiwarongo, Oshikuku and Okongo reported one each.
Shangula said eleven recoveries were reported from Erongo and two from Omaheke while other regions are yet to verify their data.
“Of the active cases, seven are critically sick and 14 are in severe condition,” he said.
The country has also recorded five more deaths bringing the total Covid-19 deaths to 27.
Two are from Walvis Bay, another two from Swakopmund and one from Windhoek.
Namibia now has 3 544 cases, 848 recoveries and 27 deaths. A total of 37 797 samples were tested and 1 644 people are in quarantine.