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Four COVID-19 Patients Recovered – Health Ministry

The Gambia’s health ministry has announced Wednesday that four persons who were infected by Coronavirus and underwent have been recovered.

The acting director of health services, Mustapha Bittaye told the press that the recovered patients are set to be discharged from the hospitals. 

“Six laboratory results were received and all tested negative for COVID-19. Of these results, four are repeat tests of the active cases. So, these second consecutive negative tests results for each of the four patients are indicative of recovery from COVID-19. It means that they are set for discharge,” he said.

     Mustapha Bittaye

However, he said five new persons who are all Gambians have been taken into quarantine following their returns from Senegal through the Southern Giboro border post. 

He said one-person has also been discharged from quarantine after testing negative for COVID-19 upon completion of mandatory quarantine period. He added that a total of 102 contacts of the recently confirmed case have been traced and put under quarantine.

Bittaye disclosed that the country is currently having 97 persons under quarantine.

Since the outbreak, The Gambia recorded a total of 10 cases in which a total of six have recovered and one death, leaving only 3 active cases.

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