Liberians Appear Worried As COVID-19 Cases On The Increase With Three Deaths Reported

As deadly COVID-19 continues to ravage the world with Liberia feeling the tweak of its devastation, health authority in its update has disclosed that the cases of the virus in Liberia has jumped from 10 to 13 in less than 24 hours with an additional deaths being recorded.

Making the disclosure on state radio, ELBC, Liberia’s Health Minister, Dr. Wilhemina Jallah said, “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.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.