Maryland Records 13 New Cases of Coronavirus, 1 death

 Liberia Minister of Health Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah.

Maryland county has recorded 13 new cases of the resurgence of deadly Coronavirus.

Addressing the press on June 31, 2021, the County Health Officer Dr. Methodious George confirmed that the 13 cases are people from living in the community.

Dr. George said that, of the 13 cases recorded, three are critical and receiving oxygen at the treatment unit in the county.

“The rest are responding to treatment,” Dr. George said. “I want to urge citizens of the county to continue observing the precautionary and preventive measures put in place by the Ministry of Health.”

Dr.George further called on the citizens to report to the health center anyone who is noticed with the COVID-19 signs and symptoms. “The virus is real and exists,” he added.

Meanwhile Dr. George informed the press that, of the 13 cases recorded, three have been discharged but are being monitored by health workers.

However, the three patients that are in critical condition are diagnosed with serious signs and symptoms and have been given serious attention with support from health partners in the county. 

The County Health Officer also lauded the efforts of health workers for their tireless efforts in discovering COVID-19 cases.

“We can combat the virus, but it requires the collective efforts of everyone in the county and it can be done by wearing our nose masks, observing social distancing, washing of hands regularly, reporting people with any of the signs of virus,” he said.

Meanwhile the County Health Officer said the County Health Team is engaged in contact tracing to enable them discover those persons with whom the three patients came in contact.