Nam records 76 new COVID-19 cases

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Rauna Katumwa

Windhoek-Namibian Minister of Health and Social Services Dr.Kalumbi Shangula announced on Monday that the country has recorded 76 more COVID-19 cases and two recoveries, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 861; 28 recoveries; 832 active cases and one death recorded.

Of the 76 cases 75 are Namibians. One is non Namibian who was in a on a vessel in Walvis Bay. Seventy-three (73) are from Walvis Bay, Erongo region. Two cases are from Windhoek, Khomas region and 1 case is from Keetmanshoop, Karas region. Fifty-one (51) are males and 24 are males. The youngest one is 3 years old and the oldest one is 49 years old.

The one reported from Keetmashop, is a male, Zimbambwean national, a resident of South African and a cross border truck driver, who travelled from Cape Town on the Saturday and arrived in Namibia through Nooordoewer border post. He was tested on Sunday. He did not have COVID-19 related symptoms. He proceeded to Walvis Bay as his final destination.

The one in Windhoek, is a Namibian student who travelled from Russia, through Germany on Friday and went straight to the quarantine facility.

Meanwhile, a truck driver who travelled from Walvis Bay, on route to South Africa, was tested at Botswana borders, and his results came in positive .He was sent back and was admitted in isolation at Gobabis hospital, re-swabbed and again tested positive.

All cases are clinically stable.

So far Namibia has tested 14 698 samples and 759 people are in quarantine.

 

 

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