Gambia Registers 3 New COVID-19 Cases


By Nelson Manneh

The Gambia has registered three new cases of the coronavirus during the weekend, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to six thousand and two. All the cases are males aged 21, 27, and 36 years respectively. 

No new COVID-19-related death was registered and this brings the total number of deaths since March 2020, to one hundred and seventy-nine. 

This is the 325th National Situation Report since the confirmation of the first case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in The Gambia on the 16th of March 2020. Currently, there are four people in hotel quarantine and twenty-three active cases. 

Modou Njai, the Director of Health Promotion and Education at the Ministry of Health, said out of a total of five hundred and eighty-four new laboratory test results received from the Medical Research Council and from the National Public Health Lab., three new samples tested positive representing 0.5% positivity test rate; that no COVID-19 patient was discharged from treatment centers, while four patients were discharged at least ten days from the day they tested positive, but evaded institutional isolation; that four COVID-19 patients are currently on oxygen therapy and no new contacts have been tracked or monitored. 

‘‘As of 2nd June, thirty thousand, four hundred and forty-three and another seven thousand, five hundred people received the 1st dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, whilst seven thousand, five hundred and forty-seven people received the second dose of the vaccine.