By Ousainou J Sawaneh (Prince Ojee)
The 121st national situation report since the confirmation of the first case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in The Gambia, on the 17th March 2020
The Ministry of Health revealed that 244 new cases registered, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 2,116, adding that this represents a 34% test positivity rate (244 out of 725 total tests performed), “the median age of the new cases is 36 years (range:1 to 94 years)”.
The report added that 14 new discharges effected from the treatment centres, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries to date to 415 (19.6% recovery rate).
The 121st NSR said 725 new laboratory test results received from MRCG and NPHL, of these, 4 new tests returned indeterminant and 274 tests (30 repeats and 244 new) were positive for COVID-19, whereas 6 person were newly taken into quarantine, 27 new discharges were made.
Health Ministry further said the newly quarantined include Senegalese soldiers and a Malaysian national (all of whom entered the country through the Amdalai Point of Entry).
“The successful completion of the training of drivers culminated in the distribution of the new ambulances” Ministry said
e in quarantine, 1,638 active cases, 187 probable cases and a crude case-fatality ratio of 3.0