1% of Namibians infected with Covid-19 – WHO

To date, 1 606 healthcare workers have tested positive for Covid-19, representing 5% of the total cases. Six healthcare workers have died the virus.

02 February 2021 | Health

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Namibia recorded a total of 33 696 Covid-19 cases by 28 January, representing 1% of the population, the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Namibia has indicated.

In a report issued yesterday, the WHO said more male cases - 17 006 - were recorded compared to 16 690 female cases.

To date, 1 606 healthcare workers have tested positive for Covid-19, representing 5% of the total cases.

The WHO reported that 1 232 healthcare workers were from state hospitals, 370 from private hospitals and four from non-governmental organisations.

Six healthcare workers have died of Covid-19 so far, it said.

98% recovery rate

“Of the total 342 fatalities in the country, 280 are Covid-19 deaths while 62 are Covid-19 related deaths,” the statement showed.

It also indicated that of the total confirmed cases, 23 146 - representing 69% - are aged 20 to 49, while 4 040 – 12% - are aged five to 19. The under-five group makes up 785 cases, equivalent to 2%.

The report further stated that 31 652 people recovered, representing a 98% recovery rate.

To date, 260 458 tests - including 11 224 re-tests - have been conducted by the Namibia Institute of Pathology, the University of Namibia, Namib Poultry, PathCare and Namdeb laboratories.

“Mechanisms are underway on how to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine nationwide once it is made available. Public awareness on prevention measures is ongoing,” the international health agency said.

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