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The Gambia’s coronavirus cases have passed the 3,000 mark after 66 people tested positive for the virus, the Ministry of Health has said.

The ministry said there are currently 1,787 active cases and 302 probable cases but added 33 people were discharged after they recovered from coronavirus.

“This is the 132nd national situation reports since the confirmation of the first case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in The Gambia, on the 17th March 2020. 66 new cases registered, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 3,029. This represents a 20.7% test positivity rate (66 out of 319 total tests performed),” the ministry said on Tuesday.

“The median age of the new cases is 38 years (range: 19 to 89 years) 319 new laboratory test results received from MRCG and NPHL Of these, 43 new tests returned indeterminant 114 new recoveries registered, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries, to date, to 1,146 (37.8% recovery rate).”

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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