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Gambia confirms 4 covid-19 new cases, Senegal gets 74

Jun 17, 2020, 11:59 AM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

The Gambia’s Ministry of Health in a daily covid-19 update yesterday said that the country has registered four new laboratory cases of covid-19, bringing the number of the country's infections to 34.

Out of this total, The Gambia has recorded one death so far.

According to the release from the Ministry of Health, all the four new cases were under quarantine on account of recent travels to an affected country. Three of the confirmed cases were linked to travelling companions.

“Thirty-three laboratory tests received from the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) (32 new and 1 repeat tests). Of these, while 28 returned negative, 4 tested positives for covid-19 and the only repeat test came out inconclusive,” the Health Ministry stated.

Meanwhile, the Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 74 positive cases of covid-19, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 5,247; 70 deaths, 22 in critical condition, 3,525 recovered and 1,651 hospitalised.

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