Saturday, January 16, 2021

Gambia Records Six Covid-19 New Cases, No New Death

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By Nelson Manneh

The Gambia has on Wednesday 6th January, 2021, recorded six new cases of the deadly coronavirus, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country to three thousand eight hundred and twelve. 

The median age of the new cases is 29.5. All but two (2) of the newly confirmed cases are linked to the latest deceased case. No new COVID-19 related death was recorded.

This is the 238th national situation report since the confirmation of the first case of the novel coronavirus disease in The Gambia, on the 16th March 2020. The country currently has thirty people in quarantine and ten active cases.

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

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Of these, he said six new samples tested positive, representing a 7.3% positivity test rate.

“Twenty-nine high-risk contacts of recently confirmed cases have been identified and their follow-up began in earnest,” he said.

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