MONROVIA, Montserrado â€“ The number of Coronavirus cases in Liberia has now reached 73, after a situation report from the National Public Health Institute reported that 14 additional new cases were confirmed in the last two days.
Among those infected with the virus so far are 20 health workers â€“ over 27 percent of the confirmed cases.
Up to Monday, the countryâ€™s reported total number of cases was at 59, until eight new cases were confirmed from Montserrado on Tuesday. An additional six new cases was also confirmed on Wednesday, April 15. It included five cases in Montserrado and a case in Grand Kru.
According to the Public Health Institute, the countryâ€™s cumulative number of confirmed cases up to date is 73, including 6 deaths and 4 recoveries.
The report noted that 1,176 contacts, including 193 health workers, had been documented, while a total of 610 contacts have completed their 14 days of isolation since exposure.
Meanwhile, NPHIL says it is working with the health teams of the four affected counties â€“ Montserrado, Nimba, Grand Kru, and Margibi â€“ to identify additional contacts.
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