COVID-19: Western Region now Ghana’s hot spot

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The Western Region has been identified as Ghana’s COVID-19 hotspot, following a surge in the cases over the past week.

Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye who made this disclosure at today’s media briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic justified that the rise in terms of new infections in the Western Region requires an urgent attention to curtail a wide spread of the disease.

“The new hotspot is in the Western Region, which recorded about fifty-seven (57) new cases” he said.

He added that the surge in the cases are mainly in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis and Tarkwa. Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye assured that “a team will be going there to see how we could quickly assist the the region to bring the disease under control, the same way we did at Obuasi”

He however acknowledged that some effort has been taken by the region to manage the condition, and thus commended authorities for taking that decisive action.

“The region has already isolated and identified the self-isolated people and are doing enhanced contact tracing to contain it” he scored.

So far, per a report from the Western Region Health Directorate, a total of 247 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed. All the districts with the exception of the Wassa Amenfi West, Amenfi Central, Amenfi East, and Wassa East Districts have recorded a case(s)of the novel coronavirus.

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