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The acting director of health services, Dr Mustapha Bittaye on Thursday revealed that one person has tested positive for Covid-19, out of the mass screening made in Bakau last Sunday.
The latest case brings the total number of recorded Covid-19 cases in The Gambia to 18.
Dr Bittaye said: “A new laboratory confirmed case has been recorded bringing the number of Covid-19 cases to 18. Another probable case has also been recorded. Both the newly confirmed case and the probable case are result of samples collected from the mass screening held in Bakau.”
He said while the confirmed case shows symptoms similar to Covid-19, the presume case is asymptomatic.
“Out of a total of 194 test results received, 192 tested negative, 1 inconclusive and 1 positive and 5 people have been taken into quarantine.”
The country right now has 101 persons under quarantine, 8 active cases and 3 presume cases. A total of 1029 tests were made, 18 positive, 323 completed quarantine, 737 contacts track down and 310 completed follow-ups,” Dr Bittaye added.
The new case is confirmed to be a Senegalese national resident in Bakau.