Monday, May 10, 2021

Gambia Records 11 New COVID-19 Cases

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By Nelson Manneh The Gambia has on Monday 10th May 2021 registered four new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total...

By Nelson Manneh

The Gambia has over the weekend registered 11 new cases of COVID-19 taking the total number cases ever confirmed in the country to five thousand, eight hundred and ninety-eight.

90% tested for reasons of travelling. The median age of the new cases is 45.5. No new COVID-19-related death was registered, bringing the total number of deaths since March 2020 to one hundred and seventy-four.

This is the 304th national situation report since the confirmation of the first case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in The Gambia, on the 16th March 2020. The Gambia currently has no one in hotel quarantine, but has three hundred and sixty-seven active cases.

Modou Njai, the Director of Health Promotion and Education at the Ministry of Health, said a total of one hundred and seventy-four new laboratory tests results were received from the National Public Health Lab and the Medical Research Council.

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Of these, Njai said eleven new samples tested positive, representing a 6.3% positivity test rate.

He said five COVID-19 patients were newly discharged from treatment centres, while 11 got discharged at least 10 days from the day they tested positive, but evaded institutional isolation.

He said only one COVID-19 patient is currently on oxygen therapy.

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