Namibia has reported a record 345 novel coronavirus recoveries yesterday.

This brings the total number of recoveries to 556.

According to minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula at the Covid-19 communication centre yesterday, Walvis Bay recorded 325 recoveries out of the total recoveries announced.

This is the highest number out of the eight towns that reported recoveries.

Oshakati and Mariental followed with six and five recoveries, respectively, while Windhoek had four recoveries.

Okakarara, Otjiwarongo, Oshikuku, Outapi and Keetmanshoop each recorded one recovery.

“Again, this is a result of the shift in the de-isolation policy,” Shangula said.

NEW CASES

The minister yesterday announced 70 new Covid-19 cases in the country.

A total of 30 are from Walvis Bay and 26 from Windhoek.

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 2 540.

“Windhoek cases are increasing exponentially and is really a cause for concern. Thirteen are contacts of confirmed cases, while another thirteen have had no known contact with confirmed cases,” Shangula said.

Among those who had contact with confirmed cases, four presented with symptoms, and the 13 with no known contacts also presented with symptoms.