Margibi County Superintendent John Buway
Ebola Death Rate Drops in Margibi
By Richard D. Baysah, LINA Margibi County Correspondent
KAKATA, October 7 (LINA) - Margibi County has reported significant drop in the number of Ebola-related deaths between September 21 and October 1, the analysis of the according to the county’s daily report analysis.
The report, copy of which was made available to the Liberia News Agency Monday, shows the burial of three to four bodies daily by the Ebola burial team up to Wednesday, October 1, as compared to between 10 to 17 burials daily between August and September.
The report, according to Margibi County Superintendent John Buway, suggests that “significant gains” have been made by the County Ebola Task Force in the fight against the Ebola virus.
The report also stated that a total of 129 new Ebola-related cases were recorded between September 21 and October 1, as compared to the period between August and September 21, when up to 560 cases were recorded.
Superintendent Buway told the Liberia News Agency Monday that the latest reports show that the fight against the disease in the county “seems to be gaining more positive results.”
He, however, noted that “much still needs to be done to totally eradicate the deadly disease from the county,” and called on members of the Margibi County Ebola Task to increase community awareness and contact tracing to break the chain of transmission of the disease in the county.
He also stressed the need for the construction of Ebola Care Centers and Ebola Treatment Units to buttress the Ebola fight in Margibi County.
Superintendent Buway further stressed that in the face of the Ebola fight in Margibi County, there was also an urgent need to open all existing health facilities and make them more functional and safe for health workers and patients.
He noted that not all deaths in Margibi County were Ebola-related, adding, “prior to the Ebola outbreak in the country, there were other illnesses that caused deaths as well but they at a minimum level.”