By Nelson Manneh
The Gambia has on Monday 7th December 2020 recorded two new cases of the deadly coronavirus, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to three thousand seven hundred and seventy-two.
The new cases are male and female aged 26 and 41 years, respectively. Both of them sought to be tested because they intended to travel.
No new COVID-19 related death was registered and no posthumous sample was collected.
This is the 214th 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 twenty-seven active cases and no person under quarantine.
Modou Njai the Director of Health Promotion and Education at the Ministry of Health said three hundred and seventy-six new laboratory test results were received from the National Public Health Lab.
Of these, he said five (3 repeats and 2 new) tests returned positive representing a positivity test rate of 0.5%.
He said none of the tests returned undetermined.
“Three COVID-19 patients newly recovered and got discharged,” he said.