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Two more new Covid-19 cases – total now at 36

Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula said Wednesday Namibia’s Covid-19 cases have gone up to 36 following two more new cases.

In a statement late Wednesday, Dr Shangula said case number 35 is a Namibian man who is aged 26 years old and lives at Walvis Bay.

The man, Dr Shangula said, went to Walvis Bay hospital on 15 June complaining of a cough, difficulty in breathing, headache and a fever.

“He was screened, swabbed and then admitted in an isolation ward. The result of the test came out positive today, the 17 June 2020. He doesn’t have any travel history.

“Last time he travelled was to the North in January 2020 and no known history of coming in contact with a confirmed case. He is in a stable condition. Contact tracing has started,” the minister said.

Case number 36 is that of a Malawian man aged 44 who came through Zambia by road and arrived in Namibia on 5 June.

“He was put in a quarantine facility in Katima Mulilo. He was swabbed and the result came out positive. He has no COVID-19 related signs and symptoms and is in a satisfactory condition. He is transferred to the isolation facility for further management,” Dr Shangula said.

The status of Covid-19 in Namibian is as following
• Confirmed Cases: 36
• Recoveries: 19
• Active Cases: 17
• Deaths: 0

Wonder Guchu

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