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2 deaths, 145 new Covid-19 cases in five days

By Aisha Tamba

Within the last five days, health authorities have reported 145 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths in The Gambia suggesting that the country has entered into the third wave. The 145 new cases registered took the total number of Covid-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 6328.

The two new Covid-19 related deaths registered took the total number of deaths since March 2020 to 185.

According to the health ministry situation report, two patients absconded from the Covid-19 treatment centers.

Eight (8) COVID-19 patients are currently on oxygen therapy while no new contacts have been traced.

Currently, no one is in hotel quarantine, 229 active cases.

As of 25th June 2021, 31,254 and 12,303 people received the first and second doses of AstraZeneca vaccine respectively, bringing the total number ever vaccinated to 43,557.

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