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Momodou Posted - 17 Mar 2020 : 22:24:24
Courtesy of The Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health hereby inform the public that Gambia has registered its first case of COVID-19 this evening. The case is a Gambian female from UK. Ministry of Health is doing all it can to prevent further spread of the virus.

To prevent yourself and your family, always wash your hands with soap, do NOT touch your face, do NOT shake hands, keep away from public gatherings. For more info call 1025 help line.
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Momodou Posted - 13 Aug 2020 : 10:51:16
The 117th COVID-19 situation report of The Gambia for the 11th August 2020 (published on 13th August 2020):

a) 10 new deaths making it 43;
b) 79 new positive cases adding up to 1,556;
c) Recoveries are 267;
d) 1,246 active cases (those in treatment);
e) 354 people are in quarantine.

Note that this report could be 2 days behind the 13th August 2020.
Momodou Posted - 12 Aug 2020 : 13:28:12
The country records 131 new Covid-19 cases, and 1 new Covid-19 related death.

The registered cases mounts the total number of cases to 1,477 and death to 33.
The Ministry reports that the median age of the new cases is 35.
Momodou Posted - 11 Aug 2020 : 10:32:11
9 new Covid-19 related deaths registered in a single day. 7 confirmed and the other two indeterminant.

The country also registers another 111 new cases of Covid-19 pushing the number of confirmed cases to 1,346.

The country currently has 1,087 active cases,227 recoveries and 32 Deaths.

Source:MoH
Momodou Posted - 09 Aug 2020 : 22:21:20
Gambia records 4 new deaths bringing the total number of deaths to 23 from 6-7th August.

Gambia records 145 new cases of Covid19, bringing the total number of cases confirmed in the country to 1,235. 36 of the cases are MRC staff. 80% of the cases are community transmission.
Momodou Posted - 08 Aug 2020 : 22:29:28
Vice President Touray responds to treatment, second test COVID -19 is Negative

The Office of the President is pleased to inform the public that Her Excellency, the Vice President, Dr. Isatou Touray has been responding to treatment and her second sample test result which was conducted 5th August 2020 came out negative for COVID 19, today, 8th August 2020.

His Excellency has been informed and he wishes the Vice President and all those infected speedy and full recovery.

The public is reminded that the Coronavirus is real and exists in The Gambia. All and sundry is advised to properly use face masks, maintain regular hand washing and social distancing in the fight against the virus.

Stay home, safe and always act with COVID-19 in mind.
Momodou Posted - 07 Aug 2020 : 20:22:20
COVID-19 UPDATE

In its 113th National Report, the Ministry of Health reports that the country registers 155 new cases and 3 new deaths. 1,090 cases have been confirmed in total since March. So far 146 recoveries have been registered.
Momodou Posted - 06 Aug 2020 : 11:19:17
COVID-19 UPDATE
The Gambia registers 136 new cases of Covid-19.The highest number recorded in a single day.

30% of the confirmed cases are health officials from the Bundung Maternal and Child Health hospital.

The Gambia now has a total number of 935 cases since March with 16 deaths,777 active cases and 136 recoveries.
Momodou Posted - 04 Aug 2020 : 20:20:49
President Barrow tested Negative for COVID -19

The public is hereby informed that H.E Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia has tested negative for the Coronavirus. The President’s sample was taken on Thursday, 30th July 2020 and the results came out last night, Monday, 3rd August 2020.

The Office of the President seizes this opportunity to wish all those infected a speedy recovery and pray for the departed souls to rest in eternal peace.

Stay Safe; join the fight to contain and stop the spread of COVID-19.
Momodou Posted - 03 Aug 2020 : 23:06:42
BREAKING:The Gambia registers 4 new deaths and 173 new confirmed cases of covid19 over the weekend.

The Health ministry calls for calm as they continue to monitor developments.
Momodou Posted - 03 Aug 2020 : 10:54:47
Finance Minister Mambureh Njie and two other Cabinet Ministers tested positive for Covid-19

The Office of the President informs the public that three Cabinet Ministers, Honourable Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Mambureh Njie and Honourable Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Fafa Sanyang, and Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Amie Fabureh have tested positive for COVID-19.

The public is reminded that ‘Regulation No. 6’ of the Public Health (Dangerous Infectious Diseases) Protection Regulations, 2020 is in force, thus the compulsory wearing of face masks, temporary closure of non-essential public places and the prohibition of public and social gatherings.

Stay Safe, COVID 19 is Real.
Momodou Posted - 31 Jul 2020 : 23:43:22
This is the 109th national situation report since the confirmation of the first case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in The Gambia, on the 17th March 2020

- 1 new death registered, bringing to 9 the total number of documented COVID-19 related deaths in the country – a crude case-fatality ratio of 1.8%

- 95 new cases registered, the highest reported thus far in a single day, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 498 cases
- A significant proportion of these resulted from the mass institutional tests conducted on staff of MRC and Sharab Medical Center
- Only a soupçon of the new cases were imported – the bulk of the cases were locally transmitted

- One COVID-19 patient, out of the 32 active cases being managed at MRC’s (Fajara) isolation center, has absconded

- No new recoveries recorded

- 434 laboratory test results received from MRCG and NPHL
- Of these, 333 tested negative (both new and repeats), 95 newly returned positive and 6 newly tested inconclusive or probable for COVID-19

- While 48 high-risk contacts were traced and isolated, daily follow-ups began for 39 low-risk contacts traced

-Whereas 11 persons were newly taken into quarantine, 20 were discharged

- The country currently has 529 people in quarantine, 414* active cases, 43 probable cases and a crude case-fatality ratio of 1.8%
Momodou Posted - 29 Jul 2020 : 22:30:32
BREAKING: The Gambia registers 77 new cases of Covid-19.

The total number of confirmed cases from March to date, stands at 403 and number of deaths stands at 8.

Source:MoH
Momodou Posted - 29 Jul 2020 : 17:09:41
Vice President Touray tested Positive of Covid19

The Office of the President informs the public that Her Excellency, the Vice President, Dr. Isatou Touray has been tested positive of COVID-19. Consequently, the President, Adama Barrow will be on self-isolation with immediate effect for two weeks.

The public is reminded that the Coronavirus is real and exists in The Gambia. The public is advised to properly use face masks, maintain regular hand washing and social distancing in the fight against the virus. Stay at home and stay safe.
Momodou Posted - 27 Jul 2020 : 22:16:31
BREAKING: 2 new deaths confirmed as the country registers 49 new cases of Covid-19.

The total number of confirmed cases from March to date, stands at 326 and number of deaths stands at 8.

Source:MoH
Momodou Posted - 25 Jul 2020 : 22:13:00
61 new COVID-19 cases today.

Very scary! I wonder whether the health care system will be able to coop because many health care workers specially the laboratory technicians are reported to be infected. Can it be because health workers are using substandard protection masks rejected by europa due to the poor quality?


BREAKING:Gambia registers 61 new cases of Covid-19,the highest number reported in a day so far.The total number of confirmed cases from March to date,stands at 277.

Source:MoH

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