by Charmaine Ngatjiheue

NAMIBIA has recorded 315 new coronavirus infections – the most the country has registered in a single day.

The country has also recorded another Covid-19-related death, with a 44-year-old man who had underlying health conditions dying on Sunday last weekend.

Deputy health and social services minister Esther Muinjangue said on Friday that the man from Windhoek presented to a local healthcare facility on 13 August with symptoms consistent with Covid-19 and was swabbed for the novel coronavirus and discharged to return home.

On 16 August he experienced severe symptoms and was brought to a local health facility, where he died shortly thereafter.

“His results for Covid-19 came back as positive on 17 August. We extend our sincere condolences to the bereaved family,” Muinjangue said.

She also announced that the country has recorded 315 new coronavirus infections.

Muinjangue said 223 of the newly confirmed infections were reported in Windhoek, while 43 were recorded at Walvis Bay, 25 at Keetmanshoop, four at Mariental and Rehoboth each, three at Okahandja, two each at Engela, Rundu, Katima Mulilo and Usakos, and one each at Okahao, Onandjokwe, Otjiwarongo, Swakopmund and Karasburg.

Fifteen new Covid-19 recoveries were also reported in Windhoek, Muinjangue said.

The country has now recorded 5 227 confirmed novel coronavirus infections, 42 deaths linked to the virus, 2 457 recoveries and still has 2 728 active cases.

Muinjangue said eleven of the active cases are in a severe condition while five are in a critical condition.

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