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Gambia records biggest jump in daily coronavirus cases

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Gambia reported a 17% rise in coronavirus cases on Thursday, its biggest ever daily jump, data from the health ministry showed.

BANJUL, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Gambia reported a 17% rise in coronavirus cases on Thursday, its biggest ever daily jump, data from the health ministry showed.

The ministry said 136 new infections were recorded, around 30% of which were health workers from two hospitals, taking the total number of cases to 935.

Mainland Africa's smallest country imposed a three-week curfew and reintroduced a state of emergency on Wednesday after cases surged by 60% in one week.

(Reporting by Pap Saine Writing by Bate Felix Editing by Aaron Ross)

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