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Gambia Registers 35 New Cases Of COVID-19

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The Gambia has Thursday 27th August 2020 registered thirty-five (35) new cases coronavirus, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to two thousand seven hundred and forty-three (2,743).

This represents a 19.7% test positivity rate and the median age of the new cases is 33 years.

The country currently has thirty-one (31) people in quarantine, two thousand and twelve (2,012) active cases, ninety-three (93) COVID-19 related deaths and two hundred and thirty (230) probable cases.

Mr Modou Njai the Director of Health Promotion and Education at the Ministry of Health said one hundred and seventy-eight (178) new laboratory test results were received from the Medical Research Council (MRCG) and the National Public Health Lab (NPHL).

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Of these, Njai said nineteen (19) tests returned indeterminant.

“Twenty-seven (27) new recoveries registered, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries, to date, to six hundred and thirty-eight (638) representing 23% recovery rate,” he said.

Seventeen (17) people were newly taken into quarantine while two hundred and seventy-eight (278) new discharges were made.

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

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