Staff Writer

Namibia has recorded a second COVID-19 related death.

Minister of Health and Social Services, Kalumbi Shangula announced on Tuesday that a 44-year old man who passed away on 11 July at home in Walvis Bay had tested positive for COVID-19 posthumously.

This comes less than a week after Namibia recorded record its first death on Wednesday 8 July.

“He was a known diabetic. He visited the hospital on the 7th of July 2020 at the state hospital where his blood sugar was found to be high and got stabilized. On the 10th of July 2020, he visited the private doctor, and was treated as an out-patient and sent home,” said Shangula.

The minister stated that specimen was collected from the body on the 11 July 2020, when it was brought to the hospital mortuary; the result came out positive on the 13 July.

Namibia has now recorded 864 total cases with 833 of them being active cases. Walvis Bay remains the epicenter of the virus in the country.