LIBERIA: NPHIL Releases Latest Report On COVID-19; 18 Health Workers Reported Dead

Dr. Mosoka Fallah , Head of NPHIL

The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) has released its latest report  as of April  17, 2020 with  five new confirmed cases reported from Montserrado County.

According to the report, twelve new suspected cases reported, cumulatively, eighty-one confirmed cases including 7 deaths occurring outside of the Treatment Unit have been recorded with 18 health workers.

The age range among confirmed cases is 1 month to 74 years with median age of 41 years. One thousand two hundred eighty-six (1286) contacts including 223 health workers have been documented. A total of 837 (65%) contacts have completed 14 days since exposure.

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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.