By Nelson Manneh
The Gambia has on Thursday 27th May 2021 registered twelve new cases of coronavirus taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to five thousand, nine hundred and ninety.
89% tested for reasons of travelling and 11% were ill seeking healthcare due to suspicion of COVID-19. The median age of the cases is 41 years.
No new COVID-19-related death was registered, bringing the total number of deaths since March 2020 to one hundred and seventy-eight.
This is the 320th national situation report since the confirmation of the first case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in The Gambia, on the 16th March 2020.
Modou Njai the Director of Health Promotion and Education at the Ministry of Health said a total of five hundred and eighty-six new laboratory test results were received from the National Public Health Lab and the Medical Research Council.
Of these, he said twelve new samples tested positive, representing a 2.0% positivity test rate.
He said three COVID-19 patients were newly discharged from treatment centres, while 10 got discharged at least 10 days from the day they tested positive, but evaded institutional isolation.
Director Njai said three COVID-19 patients are currently on oxygen therapy.