As of May 16, 2020, a total of 116 recovered COVID-19 patients have been reported, according to Liberia’s health authorities.
The current statistics show a total of eight new recoveries up to press time. The report shows that Montserrado County has the highest recovered patients of 112, while Sinoe, Grand Kru, Nimba and River Gee account for one recovery each, totaling 116 respectively.
By gender, the latest report indicates that more males in the numerical range of 78 have recovered, seven of that are new recoveries, while 38 females have also recovered, one of this number is a new recovery respectively.
Health officials in conversation with reporters say the newest report shows an impressive effort by all Liberians and front line workers in the fight against the COVID-19 crisis, though more still need to be done.
Nevertheless, experts warn that the latest development does not mean that Liberia should remain complacent in the current fight against COVID-19.
According to the current report, there are more recoveries thus far than deaths of recent with eight recoveries against four new confirmed cases amounting to 100% performance thus far.
Presently, Liberia has 87 active cases, 223 total confirmed cases, four new cases as of press time and twenty deaths, no new deaths thus far.
Health authorities described this as a good sign in the fight against COVID-19 crisis in Liberia as all front line workers are accredited with such welcoming statistics thus far.
According to global health practitioners, more COVID-19 confirmed patients amounting to over 80% normally will recover from the disease, while a decimal percentage of that due to the individual situation will fall prey to the virus.
“The report of deaths is not encouraging as such we need to do more,” they noted.
Currently, out of the 20 deaths, 12 are reported from homes/ Communities, seven from health facilities and one from the treatment unit, this the practitioners say require collective collaboration effort from local communities to effectively battle the crisis hands down.
Meanwhile, health officials have encouraged residents in the country to continue abiding by all of the health measures and protocols with emphasis on social distancing, the proper wearing of masks, active and regular washing of hands among others, mainly in homes and public places.