By Nelson Manneh
The Gambia has recorded three new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 47.
One case was confirmed on Friday 26th June 2020 and two on Monday 29th June 2020 in addition to the sixteen remaining active cases. The Gambia currently has nineteen (19) active cases of Coronavirus.
Case 045 is a 24-year-old male Dutch national who has been in quarantine since his return from the UK on the 22nd June by an SN Brussels flight (Flight #: SNB 215).
He had his sample collected on 25th June and tested positive on 26th June 2020.
He is asymptomatic and is currently admitted at the treatment centre.
Case 046 and 047 were Senegalese and Gambian of 40 and 27 years of age respectively.
Case 046 entered the country on the 22nd June, case 047 came in to the country on the 24th June through the Amdalai Border Post.
They both evaded quarantine and made it to their respective homes in The Gambia before being reported to the response team and were taken in to quarantine on the 24th and 25th June 2020 respectively.
Case 046 was taken in to quarantine with her two daughters who were both negative for COVID-19.
Since the outbreak of the global pandemic, The Gambia so far recorded forty-seven positive cases. Currently, there are three hundred and sixty-four (364) persons under quarantine. Nineteen active and five probable cases
Mr. Modou Njai Director of Health Education and Promotion at the Ministry of Health said out of the 58 laboratory test results received, 7 were repeat test results and 51 were results of samples taken from new people.
Of these Njai said 52 are negative, 6 positive (2 new and 4 were repeat test results of existing cases).
He said while 18 persons were newly taken into quarantine, 24 new people have been discharged after testing negative for COVID-19 upon completion of the mandatory quarantine period.
“All the newly quarantined individuals recently came into the country from locations with ongoing local transmission,” said Mr. Njai.
67% of the confirmed cases are males and about 63% of the confirmed cases are below age 40.
Senegal recorded six thousand three hundred and fifty-four (6,354) confirmed cases in which four thousand one hundred and ninety-three (4,193) recovered and ninety-eight (98) died.