Eba Kandovazu

THE Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) today recorded 451 coronavirus cases out of 2 042 results in the last 24 hours and two deaths.

According to Minister Kalimbwe Shangula’s statement, 436 are new cases and 15 cases are reinfections. Of the overall cases, 219 are males and 217 are females. The youngest victim is aged one month and the oldest, 95 years older, Shangula says. The two deaths are recorded in Oshakati. One of the deceased was fully vaccinated with Sinopharm.

Khomas reported the highest cases at 132 followed by Erongo with 70 cases. Among the cases, 51 are learners, 10 are healthcare workers, six are teachers and four are students from various institutions. These cases, recorded today, 31 of them are are vaccinated persons, four of whom have received booster shots.

Shangula adds that one person received one Covid-19 vaccine jab. Fifteen (15) of the fully vaccinated people did not specify what type of vaccine they received. He says 404 cases are not vaccinated. The Minister states that 262 new recoveries were recorded, adding that the current number of active cases stands at 10 954, with 402 current hospitalizations. Of these, 356 are not vaccinated, he said.

A total 34 people are currently in intensive care units across the country. Of them, only one person is fully vaccinated and another one received one dose.