Liberia Confirms First COVID-19 Death As Cases Increased To Ten


The Government of Liberia has officially confirmed one death as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The first death according to Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe is a Liberian named; John Teah, 72 years old.

He died early Saturday morning at the ELWA hospital in Paynesville.

The deceased Minister Nagbe told reporters showed mid symptoms of the COVID-19 virus and was immediately rushed at the ELWA hospital where he was later after testing in the evening of Friday April 3, 2020 confirmed positive of the virus and subsequently died early Saturday April 4, 2020.

He was according to health authorities not part of the first three confirmed cases of the virus in Liberia.

The latest news means Liberia has one death, six total active cases and three recoveries respectively.

The death of John Teah as a result of the COVID-19 brought shock wave to the Liberian population with fear, doubts and unanswered questions, now the order of the day.

Meanwhile two Lab technicians who came in contact with the deceased have been confirmed positive of the virus as major contact tracing is said to be in the making.

More Update in our subsequent publication….