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Covid-19 update Gambia confirms 2nd covid-19 death

Jun 22, 2020, 12:41 PM

The Gambia has registered the second death of covid-19, the director of Health Promotion and Education, Momadou Njai, confirmed to The Point.

The deceased was an 80-year-old Gambian. He was admitted at Kanifing Hospital for a week where he was confirmed positive for the disease. He had return from Senegal a few days before he tested positive for the virus.

The Gambia’s first covid-19 victim was a 70-year-old Bangladeshi who died in March after returning from Senegal.

The Gambia has now registered two deaths of covid-19, with 37 positive cases overall.

“The new case is the second documented Covid-19 related death since the first case was reported in the country. In addition to his advanced age, he also had an underlying health condition–a known diabetic. One of the 129 new laboratory test results received returned negative.”

“The newly quarantined were picked from different locations after it was learnt that they have a recent travel history to a country with ongoing community transmission. The country currently has 250 people under quarantine, 11 active cases and 2 probable cases.”

Ministry said while 22 people were newly taken into quarantine, 4 new people were discharged after testing negative for Covid-19 upon completion of the mandatory quarantine period.

Meanwhile, the Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 105 cases, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 5,888; 3,919 recovered, 84 deaths, 21 in serious condition and 1,884 under treatment.

Africa has registered 297,112 cases; 7,919 deaths and 142,622 recovered.

Saudi Arabia has registered 105,535 cases in with 1,388 deaths.

The world has registered 8,836,522 positive cases, with 467,068 deaths.

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