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Gambia gets 66 new cases, 114 new recoveries

Sep 2, 2020, 11:55 AM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

The Gambia has registered 66 new covid-19 infections, taking the total number of covid-19 cases in the country to 3,029.

The Health ministry says that the new recorded infections represents a 20.7% test positive rate (66 out of 319 total tests performed), adding that the median age of the new cases is 38 years (range: 19 to 89 years).

“Three hundred and nineteen (319) new laboratory test results received from MRCG and NPHL. Of these, 43 new tests returned indeterminant”

According to the ministry new situation report, from 29th and 30th August, 114 new recoveries were registered, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries to date to 1,146 (37.8% recovery rate)

Health officials pointed out that whereas 2 people were newly taken into quarantine, 33 new discharges were made.

The country currently has 13 people in quarantine, 1,787 active cases, 302 probable cases and a crude case-fatality ratio of 3.2%.

The bulk of the active cases are asymptomatic and are as such self-isolating at home pending the manifestation of symptoms.

Meanwhile, the Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 44 positive cases of covid-19, bringing the country’s total infections to 13,655, with 9, 484 recoveries, 284 deaths and 3, 886 under treatment.

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