Gambia Records Two New Cases of COVID-19, No New Death


By Nelson Manneh

The Gambia has on Tuesday 20th October 2020 registered two new cases of the deadly coronavirus, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to three thousand six hundred and fifty-seven.

The newly confirmed cases represent 2.4% positivity test rate. The median age of the new cases is 54.5 years.

No new COVID-19 related death was recorded.

The only posthumous sample collected returned negative for COVID-19.

This is the 176th national situation report since the confirmation of the first case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in The Gambia, on the 16th March 2020.

The Gambia currently has no person in quarantine and eight hundred and eighty-one active cases.

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

He said no new test returned undetermined and no new COVID-19 patient recovered.

“No new person was taken into quarantine, no new persons were discharged either,” he said.

The bulk of active cases are asymptomatic and are as such self-isolating at home pending the manifestation of symptoms.