As the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a shortage of oxygen at health facilities across the Monrovia region, Montserrado’s Sen. Darius Dillon has donated 90 cylinders to the ELWA Hospital.
Health authorities in Sinoe have confirmed one new COVID-19 case in the county.
After previously announcing that the current wave of COVID-19 outbreaks in Liberia is being pushed by the U.K.-originating Alpha variant of the virus, Liberia’s chief medical officer now says health officials in the country are unsure of which variant is driving the third wave of the pandemic.
Maryland’s county health officer has confirmed that the southeastern county has joined the list of counties recording confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Liberia’s third wave of the pandemic.
Dr. Francis Kateh, Liberia’s chief medical officer, has disclosed that another batch of 96,000 COVID-19 vaccines is expected to arrive in Liberia within the next week to help with controlling the third wave of the pandemic.
As COVID-19 cases in Liberia have surged to their highest level since the start of the pandemic, funeral homes are reporting that they are overwhelmed by the number of corpses being brought to their facilities.
Amid criticism of its handling of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has announced new measures to prevent a surge in infections.
Liberia’s chief medical officer has confirmed that the Alpha variant of the COVID-19 virus, originally reported in the United Kingdom, is present in Liberia.