Gambia Records 8 New COVID-19 Cases


By Nelson Manneh

The Gambia has on Monday 14th June 2021 registered eight (8) new cases of the deadly coronavirus, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to six thousand and sixteen. The cases are composed of 3 males and 5 females with ages ranging from 16-73 years.

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

This is the 328th national situation report since the confirmation of the first case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in The Gambia, on the 16th March 2020. Currently there is no one in hotel quarantine, but fourteen active cases.

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

Of these, Director Njai said eight tested positive, representing a 1.1% positivity rate test.

“Two (2) new COVID-19 patients were newly discharged from treatment centres, while 2 got discharged at least 10 days from the day they tested positive but evaded institutional isolation. One (1) case with comorbidity of Tuberculosis (TB) absconded from one of the COVID-19 treatment sites. One (1) COVID-19 patient is currently on oxygen therapy Five (5) new Contacts have been traced and are being monitored,” he said.