Covid-19: Gambia registers 23 new cases

Jan 20, 2021, 12:30 PM

The Gambia has registered 23 new positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total cases since March 2020 to 3,933.

This is according to the 249 COVID-19 situation report of The Gambia for the 16th and 17th January 2021 (published on the 18th January 2021).

The country also officially registered 1 new COVID-related death, bringing the total number to 128.

The country’s Ministry of Health added that 106 COVID-19 patients are currently in treatment or self-isolation (active cases).

Five COVID-19 patients were discharged from treatment while 96 persons are in hotel quarantine.

Meanwhile the Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 168 cases, bringing its total number of positive cases to 23,392. It registered 19,531 recoveries, 536 deaths while 3,324 are under treatment.

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