Windhoek, July 19 – Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula , this evening announced that Namibia has recorded its third death of COVID-19 and a total of 44 newly confirmed cases. Six are non-Namibians in a vessel, One from Swakopmund and the
rest from Walvisbay, Erongo Region.
Thirty-three are males and eleven are females. The youngest is one-year-old and the oldest is 61 years.
We are sadly reporting our third death, a 45-year-old man passed on at home and his
body was brought to the mortuary on the 13th July 2020 by the police. He was known
to be on chronic medication. According to the information provided by relatives he had been well, and went to work on Friday the 10th. On the 12th July it is reported that he called a friend complaining of headache. On Monday 13th July when he did not turn up at work and after unanswered calls, the police were informed. A COVID-19 swab was
taken on 15th July and the result came back positive on 18th July 2020.
We offer our sincere condolences to the entire family and friends.
Three (3) recoveries, cases no 130, 196 and 331 have recovered and discharged from our Isolation facility.
Cumulative confirmed cases 1 247
Newly confirmed 44
Active cases 1 209
Total samples tested 17 694
Active contacts 1 802
Cumulative number of people quarantined 4 695
Number of quarantined people discharged 4006
Number of people in quarantines 689