Women dominate COVID-19 positive ratio as 902 759 Namibians are tested

Eba Kandovazu

UNTIL last week Saturday, Namibian females have tested positive more than males, at the rate of 53 percent, totaling 81 996 women positive with the virus.

In total, 902 759 Namibians have been tested for the Coronavirus, out of the total 2 550 226 population. Of these, 154 536 positive cases were recorded, representing six percent of the population. This was revealed in Namibia’s situation report for 13 March 2020 to 15 January 2022. Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) Spokesperson, Manga Libita, says that out of the total confirmed cases, three percent are health care workers, with 84 percent from state entities and 15 percent from private entities while 0.2 percent are from NGOs.

According to the report, 61 percent of confirmed cases are people between the ages of 20 and 61. Since March 2020, 86 260 people have been placed in quarantine across the country.

“The challenges we face are a slow vaccine uptake among members of the public and circulation of anti vaccination information,” Libita says.


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