The Gambia has on Thursday 22nd April 2021 registered two new COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths since March 2020 to one hundred and seventy-three.
The newly confirmed decedents were 27 years old man and 45 years old lady who was admitted at one of the COVID-19 treatment centres.
The country has also registered thirty-two new cases taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to five thousand eight hundred and twenty.
42% of these tested for reasons of travelling and 54% being ill seeking health care due to suspicion of COVID-19. The median age of the new cases is 35.
This is the 299th national situation report since the confirmation of the first case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in The Gambia, on the 16th March 2020. The Gambia currently has no one in hotel quarantine, but has three hundred and seventy-five active.
Modou Njai the Director of Health Promotion and Education at the Ministry of Health said a total of one hundred and eighty-one new laboratory tests results were received from the Medical Research Council and the National Public Health Lab.
« Twelve COVID-19 patients were newly discharged from treatment centres, while 12 got discharged at least 10 days from the day they tested positive, but evaded institutional isolation, » he said.
He said one COVID-19 patient is currently on oxygen therapy.
20,086 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of 20th April 2021.