#COVID-19: Gabon Records 5 Deaths In 24 Hours

Despite efforts in the country, COVID-19 positive cases have not reduced with over 100 hospitalisations in Gabon.

Gabon has recorded five COVID-19 deaths in just 24 hours between Monday, Oct. 25 and Tuesday, Oct. 26. 

According to the Gabonese Committee for the Fight Against COVID-19 (COPIL) the five casualties were recorded in the intensive care unit of the Libreville hospital.

COPIL reports that the number of persons who tested positive to the virus has not reduced, noting that the figures stands at 3.8 per cent as reported by the epidemiological surveillance team.

As of Thursday, Oct. 28,  Gabon has recorded 235 deaths from the COVID-19. There are currently 100 patients hospitalised suffering from the virus and 22  were in intensive care under reanimation due to respiratory distress.

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