Liberia: COVID-19 Cases Increase to 13, Deaths Now Three


Monrovia – The number of COVID-19 cases in Liberia has jumped from 10 to 13 in less than 24 hours with an additional two deaths being recorded.

This was disclosed by Health Minister, Dr. Wilhemina Jallah at midday on ELBC Radio.

“Out of the three new cases, two of them were people who were presenting the symptoms and by the time we were called, they had already died. It’s a male and a female, we tested them and they tested positive,” Dr. Jallah said.

Dr. Jallah said all three deaths did not occur in any of the government’s treatment center. “They died either at home or in another hospital,” she said.

She, however, stated that taking preventive measures with those hospitals and also ensuring that those who came in contact are being monitored.

At the same time, Dr. Mosoka Fallah disclosed that among the three new cases is a health care worker at the medical facility where case no.6 (James Reynolds) went for treatment. One of the deaths, he said, is a home death – a foreign national who had traveled to a country which at the time was not on their list of hotspots.

Those recently infected by the coronavirus include John Teah ELWA 72yrs years; Dorris Prowd, Elbert lab 41yrs, David Zinnah 42yrs, Aspen medical lab technician.

Meanwhile, FrontPageAfrica has gathered that the Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons has suspended all academic activities considering the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in the country.