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#COVID19: Gabon Records 11 Deaths, 304 New Cases In A Week

COPIL had on Oct 1 disclosed that in two days 493 new cases were detected from 11,839 tests.

Gabon has recorded 11 new deaths from COVID-19 in three towns; Libreville, Makokou, and Oyem.

According to the country’s National Committee for the Fight (COPIL) Against COVID-19, 304 new positive cases were also recorded between Sept. 27 and 30. 

A total of  1,522 positive cases were diagnosed within this period which represented an average of 304 cases per day.

The COPIL had on Oct. 1 disclosed that in two days (Sept. 29 and 30), 493 new cases were detected from 11,839 tests carried out.

Four new deaths were recorded during the same period with two in Libreville, one in Makokou and one in Oyem while 112 patients were successfully treated and discharged from hospitals.

The COPIL revealed that 102 persons were hospitalised with 25 under reanimation for respiratory distress during the period under review.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,214,352 tests have so far been carried out throughout the country with 30,648 positive cases detected, 26,947 of which have been successfully treated.

Gabon has so far recorded 190 deaths from the pandemic with 24 during the month of September alone.

During the same month of September, 3,511 cases were active in all the nine provinces of the country.


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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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