Namibia registers highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases

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A health worker prepares to administer a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Windhoek, Namibia, April 27, 2021. (Xinhua/Musa C Kaseke)
A health worker prepares to administer a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Windhoek, Namibia, April 27, 2021. (Xinhua/Musa C Kaseke)

Namibia on Thursday recorded 1,045 COVID-19 cases, the highest daily increase since the coronavirus was reported in March last year, said Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula.

In a statement, Shangula said the cases are from all the country’s 14 regions, with 59 percent of them recorded in the capital Windhoek.

“The current situation demands urgent action. The COVID-19 monitoring team is reviewing the epidemiological situation with a view to mount an appropriate response,” Shangula said. “The cooperation of everybody is needed.”

The minister also announced 18 COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 968.

Namibia has so far reported 61,374 confirmed positive cases and 53,143 recoveries

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