Namibia records highest number of Covid-19 deaths

Michelline Nawatises

The country on Tuesday recorded 45 Covid deaths from ten districts, the highest number of deaths announced in a single day since the start of the pandemic, according to the health ministry.

The minister of health, Kalumbi Shangula, said the deaths did not occur within 24 hours.

“There have been delays in audit and verification of some of the deaths. They include those who died in both public and private hospitals as well as those who died at home,” he explained.

According to Shangula, the ministry is worried about the continued increase of deaths due to Covid-19.

“Patients are urged to visit health facilities as early as possible for medical assistance. Late health-seeking behaviour leads to high mortality,” he added.

To date, Namibia has recorded a total of 1 224 deaths.