Gambia Registers 19 New Cases of COVID-19


By Nelson Manneh

The Gambia has registered nineteen new cases of the deadly coronavirus, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to three thousand one hundred and twenty.

The median age of the new cases is 38.

The country currently has ninety-one people under quarantine, one thousand seven hundred and twenty-six active cases, ninety-nine COVID-19 related deaths and three hundred eleven probable cases.

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

Of these, he said four new tests returned indeterminant.

“Twenty new recoveries registered, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries, to date, to one thousand two hundred and ninety-five,” he said.

Director Njai said eighty-four new people were taken into quarantine while no new discharge was made.

“Out of the eighty-four people who are newly taken in to quarantine, sixty-six of them are Gambian military personnel who returned from Sudan by an Ethiopian Airline flight and seventeen are civilians who came by SN Brussels,” he said.

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