20 Health Workers Affected, as Liberia’s Coronavirus Cases Reach 73

MONROVIA, Montserrado – 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 – over 27 percent of the confirmed cases.

Up to Monday, the country’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 country’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 – Montserrado, Nimba, Grand Kru, and Margibi – to identify additional contacts.

Featured photo by Dominic Chavez/World Bank








Gbatemah Senah

Senah is a graduate of the University of Liberia and a recipient of the Jonathan P. Hicks Scholarship for Mass Communications. Between 2017 and 2019, he won six excellent reporting awards from the Press Union of Liberia. They include a three-time Land Rights Reporter of the Year, one time Women's Rights Reporter of the Year, Legislative Reporter of the Year, and Human Rights Reporter of the Year.

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