Gambia in grip of panic as covid-19 death toll rises

Aug 5, 2020, 11:46 AM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

The recent spike in the number of confirmed coronavirus death cases in The Gambia has raised alarm amongst Gambians, as the country recorded 5 new deaths on Monday bringing the number of covid-19 deaths to 14.

According to daily updates on coronavirus, the Gambia has now confirmed 173 new positive cases of covid-19 over a period of 4 days, bringing the total of cases ever confirmed in the country to 671 cases.

The Health Ministry said that this represents an average of 43 cases per day over the last 4 days, adding that the patient who recently absconded has voluntarily returned to the covid-19 treatment facility at MRC

“Eleven new recoveries recorded bringing the total of 79 recoveries registered. At least 747 new laboratory test results received from MRCG and NPHL. Of those, 584 tested negative (both new and repeats), 173 newly returned positive and 18 newly tested inconclusive or probable for coivd-19,” Health Ministry revealed on Monday.

According to the health officials, whereas 11 persons were newly taken into quarantine, 20 were discharged, adding that the country now has 529 people in quarantine, 571 active cases, 43 probable cases and a crude case-fatality ratio of 2.1%.


Senegal confirms 46 new covid-19 cases

Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 46 new cases, which brings the total to 10,432 positive cases; 6,920 recovered,214  deaths and 3,297 under treatment.

Read Other Articles In Headlines
rural farming
Farming in shambles as rural urban migration continues
Jul 19, 2022, 11:03 AM

Most farms in rural Gambia are cultivated by manpower. However, in recent times, farmers have been complaining of losing their manpower thanks to rural urban migration. 
Most of these migrants are young people who could till the land but chose to go to the urban centres to look for white-collar jobs instead, making farming very unproductive in the rural areas.

And this, according to rural farmers, is harming the agricultural industry in the provinces.

NCAC, UNESCO launch over US$50K to  Safeguard Intangible Cultural Heritage project
Apr 5, 2022, 11:11 AM

The National Centre for Arts and Culture under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture in conjunction with partners on Friday, 1 April 2022, officially launched a $50,590.00 two-year project titled: ‘Strengthening National Capacities for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage and Contributing to Sustainable Development in The Gambia’.

Momodou S.M. Jallow
High Court judge accused of coercing police, assisting in disobeying court orders
Dec 30, 2020, 1:44 PM

A High Court judge has been accused of coercing and manipulating the police in Brikama to release his niece, who flaunted court orders and found to be in contempt by the Brikama Magistrate Court.

Bench warrant for NAWEC Qpower bank account hackers
Mar 24, 2021, 11:43 AM

A magistrate court in Banjul presided over by  Principal Magistrate S. Jobarteh on Tuesday, issued a bench warrant of arrest for two non-Gambians who are accused of hacking NAWEC’s Qpower Account.