MONROVIA-April- 17-The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has gone to 82, sources at the National Public health Institute told this paper late Friday.
The source said, the official number stands at 76 but the latest record from the data section after the 76 numbers were released late Friday put the new figure at 82.
The source attributed the rise to increase in testing. “I think the more they do testing, there is a possibility that we may get more confirmed cases. The best thing is to stop the movement of people and stay home.”
The increase comes at a time when Health authorities told reporters this week that three persons who recently tested positive would be out on Friday.
This is the second in a series since the COVID_19 outbreak in the country. It can be recalled that four other persons were discharged from the 14 Military Hospital late March of this year after successfully undergoing treatment.
Liberia Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Kateh at the time of the press conference revealed that the three individuals would be out after following an intensive and fruitful treatment at the 14 Military Hospital.
At the same time, Dr. Kateh revealed that twelve children have so far been infected with the deadly disease with nine tested positive. He further disclosed one confirmed case in Grand Kru County, but said their team is doing everything possible to ensure contact tracing is considered.