Covid-19: Gambia registers no new case, death

Oct 8, 2020, 10:57 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

The 163rd national situation report since the confirmation of the first case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in The Gambia on 16 March 2020 has indicated no new recorded positive case.

No new COVID-19 related death has also been registered.

The only posthumous sample collected tested negative for COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

Results of all 38 new laboratory tested samples received from NPHL returned negative for COVID-19.

This, the ministry said is one of the lowest number tests conducted in several weeks.

At least 2 new COVID-19 patients have recovered and got discharged.

Meanwhile, the country currently has 46 people in quarantine, 1,261 active cases and a crude case-fatality ratio of 3.2%.

The Senegalese Ministry of Health meanwhile reported 33 new positive cases, bringing its total number of positive cases to 15,174 with 313 deaths and 1,862 currently under treatment.

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