In Liberia, from 3rd January 2020 to 16th July 2021, there have been 5,306 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 148 deaths, as reported by the World Health Organization. Liberia has administered at least 95,423 doses of COVID vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that is enough to have vaccinated about 1% of the country’s population.
Liberia is reporting 43 new infections on average each day, expressing a 23% peak — with the highest daily average reported on July 8th, 2021.
In Liberia, there is a misconception that traditional herbs will prevent/cure one of COVID-19, especially among the rural dwellers. As a result, there is apathy to seek much-needed medical attention in hospitals when symptoms persist.
Unfortunately, this situation is exacerbated as hospitals have been turning away patients due to their lack of medication. Also, there is a need to support proper diet to expedite the recovery of patients. ACT Liberia Forum is planning to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable through an appeal.