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Namibia records highest daily Covid death toll

Namibia recorded its highest ever daily increase in Covid-19 deaths on Wednesday.

The country’s health ministry announced 45 deaths, which represents one of the worst current death rates in the continent – given Namibia’s small population of 2.5 million.

The ministry said 1,567 people had tested positive for Covid-19 from among 3,725 people who had been tested the previous day – representing a 42% positivity ratio.

“With concern, we continue to record a high number of deaths due to Covid-19. patients are urged to visit health facilities as early as possible for medical assistance. Late health-seeking behavior leads to high mortality,” Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula said.

The country has so far recorded 77,333 cases of Covid-19 and 1,224 related deaths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: BBC

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