Two more persons have died from Covid-19 as 128 people tested positive for the virus, bringing the total confirmed cases to 799.

The Ministry of Health said 30% of the infected patients are health workers from MRC, Pakala and Sharab clinics.

The country’s coronavirus death toll now stands at sixteen.

The Ministry of Health said on Wednesday: “This is the 111th 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.

“128 new cases registered –the highest reported in a single day thus far – taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 799. About 30% of these are health workers mainly from MRC, Pakala and Sharab clinics.

“Two new deaths recorded, bringing to 16 the total number of documented COVID-19 related deaths in the country – a crude case-fatality ratio of 2.0% Samples from both deceased cases were collected posthumously.”

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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