Gambia registers 10 covid-19 cases, 1 death

Sep 30, 2020, 1:05 PM

The Gambia in the latest situational report has registered 10 new positive coronavirus cases with one new related death, bringing total number of deaths to 112 – a crude case fatality ratio of 3.1%.

According to the health officials, the new deceased, aged 30, was a known covid-19 patient admitted at MRCG’s covid bay, adding that she was also living with a serious comorbid condition.

The Health Ministry further said that the 10 new positive cases registered have also taken the total number of cases ever confirmed to 3,579.

“This represents a 7.9% test positivity rate (10 out of 127 total tests performed). The median age of the new cases is 37.5years (range: 20 to 72 years).”

The health official further revealed that “127 new laboratory test results received from NPHL. Of these, 4 returned indeterminant / inconclusive and no new covid-19 recoveries recorded.”

The report also indicated that Triweekly National Health Emergency Committee meeting was held to discuss the status and plans of the covid-19 response in the country.

The country currently has 6 people in quarantine, 1,306 active cases and a crude case-fatality ratio of 3.1%

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry noted that the bulk of the active cases are asymptomatic and are as such self-isolating at home pending the manifestation of symptoms.

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