As of June 2, Liberia has recorded 296 confirmed Coronavirus cases since the first index case was reported on March 16. The relatively low number of cases, in a region not particularly known for its robust health system, begs the question: Is Liberia testing enough, or are health authorities still missing many cases due to a lack of tests?
Dr. Mosoka Fallah, the head of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia, has refuted a report by FrontPage Africa that he had come in close contact with an NPHIL staff who tested positive of COVID-19 last Friday, April 10.
Yesterday, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia and the Ministry of Health announced the launch of the Liberia COVID-19 Rapid Assessment System, RAS, a public health tool to enable Liberians to assess their symptoms while allowing MOH and NPHIL to collect real-time information on potential COVID-19 cases nationwide.
The Bush Chicken has learned of the isolation of a male patient at Phebe Hospital in Suakoko. The patient is said to be showing signs and symptoms similar to that of the Coronavirus.