Number of Gambians fully vaccinated against covid-19 increased to 10.7%


By Nelson Manneh

Health authorities over the weekend indicated that 10.7% of the Gambian population are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with (2) doses of AstraZeneca, Sinopharm or one (1) dose of Johnson and Johnson.

Before this latest update, the figure was at 10%- an increase of 0.7%.

The Gambia over the weekend also registered 28 new cases, bringing the total number of cases ever registered in the country to nine thousand, eight hundred and forty-eight (9,848).

The positivity test rate is 4.1%. Of the total newly confirmed cases, seventeen (18) were males and ten (10) females, with a median age of 40. No new COVID-19-related deaths were registered. The total deaths remain at 328.

This is the 367th national situation report since the confirmation of the first case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in The Gambia on the 16th March 2020.

Nine (9) COVID-19 patients are currently on oxygen therapy.

For reasons of testing, 18 tested for travelling, 2 for suspicion of COVID-19, 1 to determine COVID-19 related deaths, 1 to know COVID-19 status and 6 for unspecified reasons.

Seven (7) cases were newly discharged from treatment centres, while 16 got discharged at least 10 days from the day they tested positive but evaded institutional isolation. No new contacts were traced and monitored.

20,722 rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) have been conducted since the start of the Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) for COVID-19 at The Banjul International Airport.