Western Region’s case counts ‘flies’ from 87 to 101

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It is feared the number of infections in the Western Region will continue to rise, as the Regional Health Directorate embarks on a more robust testing of samples it takes via routine surveillance. Fourteen (14) new infections were confirmed today by the Regional Health Directorate, pushing further the total case count for the region from 87 (as reported yesterday) to one hundred and one (101).

The Sekondi Takoradi recorded six (6) new cases, tallying 40 in the latest report. Four (4) new cases were reported in Ahanta West Municipality, three (3) in Effia Kwesimintsim Municipality, and one (1) in Ellembele District; bringing to total ten (10), eight (8), and three (3) COVID-19 cases in the respective municipality/district.

Sekondi Takoradi and Tarkwa Nsuaem still remains the epicenters of the Western Region, as the rank first and second respectively, as far as the case counts are concerned.

As at today, a total of one hundred and thirteen (113) suspected cases were recorded. Samples of these suspected person have been taken for testing at the Takoradi Veterinary Service Lab.

In all, the report noted that, three hundred and ten (310) samples are yet to be tested. Most of these are backlogs, deposited at Noguchi and KCCR, the Health Directorate reports.

Below is the latest report on the case count per district in the Western Region

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