The Gambia has registered 183 new cases, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 1,872, since the first case was reported on the 17th March 2020.
The country’s national situational report reveals 9 new COVID-19-related deaths recorded bringing the total registered by the country to 63 with a crude case-fatality ratio of 3.4%. The samples from all but one of the new fatalities were collected posthumously. The median age at death of the new fatalities (6 males and 3 females) is 65 years (range: 42 to 86 years).
This represents a 40% test positivity rate (183 out of 462 total tests performed). The median age of the new cases is 37 years within the age range of 1 to 86 years).
There are 54 new discharges effected from the treatment centres, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries to date to 401 (22.0% recovery rate).
The country’s health ministry has reported 462 new laboratory test results were received from MRCG and NPHL, out of these, 18 new tests returned indeterminant and 183 new tests were positive for COVID-19. Therefore, 4 person were newly taken into quarantine, 17 new discharges were made altogether.
The country currently has 332 people in quarantine, 1,408 active cases, 183 probable cases and a crude case-fatality ratio of 3.4%