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 behaviour 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.