Highest spike in Covid-19 deaths in The Gambia

The Gambia recorded the highest single-day spike in Covid-19 deaths with the Health Ministry reporting 9 new deaths on Monday bringing the toll of infection to 32 since the outbreak in March.

According to the Health Ministry while 7 out of the new deaths tested positive, 2 were in determinant.

According to the report, there have been over 100 percent increase in the number of Covid-19 cases confirmed by the country with 111 new cases, taking the toll of confirmed cases to 1,346.

According to Standard Newspaper, twenty-one of the new cases are MRC staff and their close contacts.
The country currently has 335 people in quarantine, 1,087 active cases, 145probable cases and a crude case-fatality ratio of 2.4%
Whereas 13 persons were newly taken into quarantine, 17 new discharges were made with 227 recoveries.

The Ministry also warned that the cost borne by government at designated quarantine facilities is prohibitive and may be unsustainable.

Source___Standard Newspaper

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