Corona virus in Gambia
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The Gambia has confirmed 19 coronavirus cases yesterday, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases to 112.
This is the third consecutive time the country registers record daily confirmation of cases.
According to the health ministry, 6 healthcare workers contracted the virus, 5 from EFSTH and 1 from the MRC Gambia.
The ministry also disclosed that the source and chain of infection of about 58% of the new cases could not be established which is evidence of the existence of community transmission.
There are also 3 confirmed cases still on the run.
The country currently has 668 people in quarantine; 47 active and 4probable cases, while a crude case fatality rate of 3.6%.
The Gambia has confirmed two new cases of the coronavirus, taking the toll of infection in the country to 28.
The two cases comes barely five days since The Gambia government eased limitations on public gatherings.
Enlightening the media yesterday on the 71st national situational report on Corona Virus, ministry of health Ahmadou Samateh said the two new cases were in isolation for having recent travel history to locations with ongoing community transmission.
One of the cases is a 20-year-old Gambian who currently returned from Guinea Bissau while the other is a 38-year-old who returned from Dakar, Senegal.
Minister Samateh also make known that 24 individuals who were head off from difference border posts while attempting to enter the country from locations where local transmission is ongoing have been taken into isolation.
The country at the moment has 125 persons in quarantine and 6 active cases.