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COVID-19 in Namibia – 1 – 10 September 2020

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Overview of the reported data for the ten days from 1 to 10 September 2020.

The trends for the first 10 days of the month were:

  • Since 1 September 2020, 1,706 new infections have been announced, at an average of 170 new cases per day;
  • From 1 – 7 September the average daily newly reported cases numbered 180;
  • Since 1 September, 1,440 recoveries have been recorded, at an average of 144 per day;
  • Since 1 September, there have been 21 deaths recorded, at an average of two (2) per day.
Daily new cases

The average daily number of newly announced cases was higher than the average daily recorded cases for the 62-day period of July-August 2020, during which the average daily number of newly reported cases had been 118.

However, the early September daily average was slightly lower than the daily average for August 2020 alone. In August 2020, Namibia had recorded 5,421 confirmed cases, at an average of 175 new cases per day for the 31 days.

Testing:

From 1 to 10 September, 14,101 samples have been tested, at a daily average of 1,410 tests per day.

Infection demographics:

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO) Namibia situation report of 6 September 2020, the following:

  • Men make up over 54% of confirmed cases to date;
  • The 20-49 years age brackets constitute 74% of the confirmed cases;
  • The 50-59 years age bracket makes up about 11% of total confirmed cases;
  • The 60-and-above age bracket constitutes 4% of total confirmed cases;
  • The under-5 age bracket makes up 2.2% of total confirmed cases.

By the the end of 10 September 2020, Namibia had recorded:

  • 9,256 cumulative cases of infection;
  • 4,393 active cases;
  • 4,767 recoveries;
  • And, 96 deaths.

By 10 September 2020, all 14 regions of Namibia had recorded COVID-19 infections.

Look out for our next trends update on 21 September 2020.

11th September 2020

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