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Gambia – Covid-19 “Numbers are increasing”, Health Ministry Warns

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The Gambia’s Ministry of Health has issued a press release warning the public to take COVID-19 prevention and control measures very seriously. The government Health authorities say a rapid number of people tested positive for COVID-19 is persistent and becomes a call for concern.

This week’s COVID19 situational report in The Gambia showed an overall 13% new case increase in comparison to the preceding week’s data, with a significant increase in admission.

The Health ministry’s press release warns that “The current situation is worrisome and continues its course, the country’s response capacity will likely be challenged which could lead to more transmission and severe cases.”

Therefore, the Ministry urges the public to keep observing social distancing, wearing of face masks, and avoiding handshaking and overcrowding places to help contain the virus.

Latest Situational Report:

The 341st COVID-19 situation report of The Gambia for the 12th July 2021 was published on 14th July 2021.

3 new COVID-19 related deaths were officially recorded. Total deaths since March 2020 stands at 188;

107 new COVID-19 positive cases registered to bring the total since March 2020 to 6,521;

371 active cases;

26 COVID-19 patient discharged from treatment centers;

12 COVID-19 patients currently on oxygen therapy

The total number of vaccinated persons as of the 25th June 2021 is 43, 557.

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