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Gambia’s Covid-19 cases increased by 40% in last 20 days

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The Gambia’s coronavirus cases have increased by 40% in the last 20 days, as two new cases have been registered on Thursday and Saturday.
According to the health ministry, the two cases are passengers who arrived with SN Brussels flight on 22nd June.

One of the new cases is a 52-year-old Gambian who had been in quarantine since her arrival. She is asymptomatic and also hypertensive. The other case is a 24-year-old Dutch national. He too was on quarantine.

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The two cases take the country’s total to 45, with 17 active and five probable cases. Authorities also confirmed that 36 people have been taken into quarantine in the last few days while 49 have been discharged upon completion of their mandatory quarantine period. There are however 370 persons in quarantine.
The health ministry also revealed that 67% of the confirmed cases are male while 63% of them are below age 40.

According to the Situation Report, all but 1 of the 7 health regions reported cases of Covid-19 and districts in URR South are at higher risk of importation of cases from Senegal.
Meanwhile, having registered 6,586 cases in total, Senegal’s Covid-19 casualties are on the increase with 105 deaths so far and over 2,000 active cases.

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