The number of COVID-19 cases in Liberia has risen to 59, according to health officials on Monday.

The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) while confirming the latest figure in capital Monrovia, said eight new cases were recorded within 24 hours.

Six deaths have been recorded, Masoka Fallah, head of the NPHIL, told reporters.

Masoka said health officials are tracing over 500 possible contacts of the confirmed cases.

“In the coming days, our team will commence testing Liberians for COVID-19. We will be coming to the communities to do the testing, and we are appealing to everyone to cooperate,” the official said.

According to him, it was prudent that people stayed at home to avoid contracting the virus. Enditem

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