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Gambia Records 3 New COVID-19 Cases

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By Nelson Manneh

The Gambia has on Thursday 6th May 2021 registered three new cases taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to five thousand, nine hundred and twenty-five.

100% tested during routine respiratory disease surveillance systems. The median age of the new cases is 48.

No new COVID-19-related death was registered, bringing the total number of deaths since March 2020 to one hundred and seventy-five.

This is the 308th 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 two hundred and three active cases.

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

Of these, he said three new samples tested positive, representing a 2.2% positivity test rate.

He said one COVID-19 patient was newly discharged from a treatment centre, while 60 got discharged at least 10 days from the day they tested positive, but evaded institutional isolation.

Only 1 COVID-19 patient is currently on oxygen therapy.

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