A total of six hundred and twenty-four (624) persons have contracted coronavirus in the Western Region of Ghana. This is an increase of six (6) more cases on the existing six hundred and eighteen (618) cases the region already had. This is according to figures released by the Western Region Health Directorate.
One person has been confirmed dead with total recoveries in the region standing at ten (10).
The six (6) new cases were recorded from the Shama District of the Western Region. The region also has also recorded a total of twenty-three (23) suspected cases of the virus in the past twenty-four hours.
The Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality is leading as the regions epicentre with two hundred and fifty (250) cases, with Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis following with two hundred and two (202) cases.
Wassa Amenfi East and the Amenfi Central Districts have still not recorded positive cases of corona virus.
In a related development, following the announcement on the lifting of ban on church services, the Western Region Health Directorate have met with the clergy to discuss modalities of church activities.
Trained health staff have been deployed to various isolation centers. The western region is third on the national list after Greater Accra and the Ashanti regions.