Confirmed coronavirus cases in Western Region soar to 25

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Correspondence from Western Region

The confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the Western Region have increased from 13 to 25 as at May 5, 2020.

The Region had its first confirmed Coronavirus disease on Easter Monday from a Chinese national who works with the Coastal Quarry Company at Anto in the Shama District.

This Chinese national visited the Effia Nkwanta Hospital in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis after returning from his country for his sample to be tested.

So far, Western Region has recorded 581 suspected cases of the deadly Coronavirus with 25 positive cases and 296 being pending.

As at Tuesday, May 5, 2020, new suspected cases have been recorded and 12 have been tested positive with no death and no recovery.

In a Daily Situation Report signed by the Western Regional Health Director Dr. Jacob Mahama and sighted by GhanaWeb’s Western Regional Correspondent, he said Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis has recorded 173 suspected cases with 51 tested negative and 11 positive cases and also the remaining 111 suspected cases are being pending.

The statement read that Shama District has recorded 83 suspected cases, 73 cases have been tested negative with no positive case where 10 suspected cases are being pending.

The statement continued that, in Ahanta West, 57 suspected cases have been recorded and out of the figure, 7 cases have been tested negative with 3 positive cases, awaiting for 45 results.

Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality on other hand has recorded 53 suspected cases with 39 negative cases, 2 being positive and 8 pending.

Effia Kwesimintsim’s case count has soared from 37 suspected cases to 46 of which 1 has been tested positive and 15 being pending.

According to the statement, Mpohor District has recorded 29 suspected cases of which 17 cases have been tested negative, 1 positive case has been recorded with 11 pending.

Amenfi West District has recorded 40 suspected cases, 9 out of the number have been tested negative, no positive case awaiting 31 suspected cases.

Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality’s suspected cases have been increased from 18 to 24 with no positive case, 13 being negative and 11 cases being pending.

Nzema East Municipality has 11 suspected cases with 3 negative cases, out of the 11 suspected cases, 6 cases have been tested positive awaiting for 2 cases.

Ellembelle District has so far recorded 38 suspected cases of which 6 cases have been tested negative, 1 has been tested positive and 31 suspected cases are yet to be released.

Amenfi Central District has been recorded its 12 suspected cases awaiting for the outcome.

Amenfi East District has recorded 8 suspected cases and the 8 suspected cases have been tested negative.

Jomoro Municipality has so far also recorded 4 suspected cases, 1 being negative and the cases are pending.

Wassa East District being the last District in the Region has recorded 3 suspected cases with 1 negative case and the two suspected cases are being pending.

Public Advice

The Health Directorate has advised residents in the region to stay home and report any suspected case to them on 0208149141 for prompt action.

He statement that, “Do not hide any relative or friends returning from any affected areas to prevent the spread of the disease”.

The statement, therefore, called on the residents to practice regular hand washing with soap under running water or use hand sanitizer when necessary.

It also urged them to practice social and physical distancing protocols.

It kicked against the stigmatization with the disease. “Do not stigmatise people with the disease or people living in an area with a confirmed case”.

The statement pledged the Health Directorate together with the NCCE would continue with their Public Sensitization on COVID-19 Preventive Measures.

Treatment Centres in Western Region

So far, the Region has thirteen (13) treatment centres and they include; Takoradi Hospital, Kwesimintsim Hospital, Tarkwa Municipal Hospital, Apinto Hospital, Axim Government Hospital, Half Assini Government Hospital.

The rest are; Wassa Akropong District Hospital, Prestea Government Hospital, Nana Hima Dekyi Hospital, Ahmadiyya Mission Hospital, Fr. Thomas Allan Rooney Memor Hospital at Asankragua and St. Martin de Pores Hospital in Ellembelle District.

Below is the breakdown of positive cases in the Western Region

1. Sekondi-Takoradi = 11

2. Nzema East Municipality = 6

3. Ahanta West = 3

4. Tarkwa-Nsuaem = 2

5. Mpohor = 1

6. Effia Kwesimintsim = 1

7. Ellembelle District = 1

Ghana has so far, recorded 2,719 confirmed cases with 18 deaths and 294 recoveries.

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