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Ebola death toll rises to 49 in Liberia

English.news.cn   2014-07-01 08:11:58

MONROVIA, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Liberia's ministry of health has reported that 49 persons have died from the Ebola disease in Liberia out of 90 confirmed cases as of June 29.

A statement released in Monrovia, the West African country's capital, on Monday said the dead include five health-care workers, 27 victims from Lofa County, 20 from Montserrado County and 2 from Margibi County.

The statement said there are four new possible cases to be tested, eight tests pending 25 patients in treatment units after three more admitted, including 21 health-care workers.

The statement added that 441 people have been listed as having been in contact with the disease, while 419 are under surveillance.

Editor: Mengjie
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