Covid-19 kills 10 more Gambians, 63 new cases recorded


The Gambia has recorded ten Covid-19 deaths, Ministry of Health said in its latest report yesterday.

The report covering August 21-23 indicated that the country has recorded 10 new coronavirus related deaths, bringing the total to 311. The descendants’ ages range from 54 – 90 year (6 males and 4 females), the ministry said.

Meanwhile, a total of 63 new cases were registered taking the positive cases, to 9,533 while the test positivity rate is 6.9% of which MRCG tested 28 (7 positive) and NPHL 879 (56 positive). The ministry said of the total new cases, 33 were males and 30 were females, with a median age of 34 years.


“Twenty-seven (27) cases are currently on oxygen therapy. For reasons of testing, 21 (33%) tested for travelling, 3 (5%) for suspicion of Covid-19, 5 (8%) wanted to know their status, 2(3%) contact with a confirmed case, 2(3%) to determine COVID19 related deaths and 30(48%) for unspecified reasons,” the ministry added.