Gambia registers 8 new covid-19 cases

Dec 2, 2020, 9:53 AM

The Gambia has registered eight new cases of COVID-19, (4 cases apiece for the 28th and 29th Nov.), taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 3,742, health officials say.

According to them, this represents a 2.2% test positivity rate (8 out of 358 total tests performed).

The median age of the new cases is 33 years (range: 16 to 62 years).

“The 358 new laboratory test results received (46 from MRC and 312 from NPHL). No new test returned indeterminant / inconclusive.” 

“Out of the 323 passengers recently brought by 2 SN Brussels flights, 5 were taken into quarantine for not being in possession of valid negative COVID-19 

PCR test certificates.”

“Ten new COVID-19 patients newly recovered and got discharged. The country currently has 5 people in quarantine, 14 active cases and a crude 

case-fatality ratio of 3.3%.”

Meanwhile, the Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 18 new cases, bringing the total number to 16, 107 cases with 15, 627 recoveries, 333 deaths and 146 under treatment.

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