Since Sierra Leone reported its index COVID-19 cases on 31st March 2020 to date, it has conducted 116,985 tests nationwide returning 3,801 confirmed cases, representing 3.25 percent of all tests done. There are 2,494 recovered persons or 65.62 percent of cumulative confirmed numbers, and 79 deaths accounting for 2.08 percent.
The National COVID-19 Emergency Response Centre team analysed a total of 537samples on Tuesday 9th February 2021 and returned 12 new active confirmed cases of which 10 came from the Western Area Urban, bringing its total figure to 2,140 cases representing 56.30 percent of all cases, and two from inbound passengers taking their numbers to 147 or 3.87 percent of reported cases since the resumption of commercial flights in the country and the deployment of test facilities at the Lungi International Airport.
However, we have a bed capacity of 1,064 with a 20 percent occupancy rate at all COVID-19 treatment centres and Community Care Centres across the country. The latest figures have brought the number of positive confirmed males to 2, 218 nationwide representing 58.45 percent, with a total of 1,583 positive female cases accounting for 41.65 percent.
Though there are no persons in government quarantine, there are seven persons in organisational quarantine, of which six are in Bonthe and one in Kenema. So far, there are 456 persons in self-quarantine nationwide, of which 288 are in Western Area Urban, 104 in Western Area Rural, 13 in Port Loko, one in Pujehun, 24 in Bombali, 22 in Bo, and four in Kono.
They indicated a decrease in the number of quarantine homes to 95, including 61 in Western Area Urban, 20 in Western Area Rural, two in Port Loko, one in Pujehun, two in Bonthe, one in Kenema, five in Bombali, two in Bo and one in Kono.