Monrovia – Liberia has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases to be reported in a single day since the deadly contagious disease was first reported in the Western African country on March 16, 2020.
By Selma Lomax, [email protected]
On Saturday, June 27, 2020, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) confirmed 45 new COVID-19 cases nationwide, 37 news cases in Monsterrado County alone.
Montserrado is the most populated county in the country.
Including the new cases, the tally of the COVID-19 cases has reached 729 with 34 infected people dead and 291 patients recovered, according to NPHIL.
Liberia’s 60-day lockdown ended on June 21 and, meanwhile, President George Mannah Weah has announced a second phase one-month lockdown through June 30.
New regulations include a State of Emergency from 6PM to 6AM, managed access to markets and mandatory use of face masks, and mandatory provision of sanitizers and hand washing facilities in public.
The pandemic has killed nearly over 412,000 people worldwide, with total infections exceeding 7.25 million, while some 3.39 million people have recovered from the disease, according to figures compiled by US’ Johns Hopkins University.