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.