Sierra Leone COVID-19 cases rise to 50

As of 21st April 2020, Sierra Leone has recorded a total number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases to 50, according to Mamadi Gobeh Kamara, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications. 

In regular update, on 20th April 2020 by the Ministry of Information and Communications in Freetown, she said that amid the rise of positive cases there have been no deaths reported. Mamadi Gobeh Kamara stated that confirmed cases currently under supervision are being managed in isolation centers and that all are in a stable condition. 

On 19th April 2020, six COVID-19 patients were discharged, including the index case, after meeting the criteria of testing negative to the two tests conducted 24 hours apart. 

Meanwhile, the total number of persons quarantined is 567, and 1,050 people have been discharged from quarantine.  

Mamadi Gobeh Kamara warned Sierra Leoneans to avoid close contact with others, to cough or sneeze into one’s upper arm or sleeve, frequently wash hands and to avoid touching one’s nose, eyes and mouth to help mitigate the spread of the virus. 

She also encouraged the public to take good care of their health to help protect against COVID-19.  

See here for the Ministry of Information and Communications 20/04/2020 press release and 21/04/2020 COVID-19 updates

For more information visit www.mic.gov.sl and www.dhse.gov.sl  

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