E/R: 13 Health workers test positive for COVID-19

Thirteen (13) health workers in the Eastern Region have tested Positive for Coronavirus.

The number is an increase from the initial five(5) cases recorded a month ago.

Results for about 400 hundred other health workers who had contact with positive cases are negative.

Eastern region has recorded 115 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Kwahu West, West Akim and Suhum Municipalities are the latest to confirm positive cases in the region.

Nkawkaw the municipal Capital of Kwahu West has recorded 3 confirmed cases (1 of the patients is from Kumasi) while West Akim and Suhum have recorded a positive case each.

Denkyembuor District on May 20, 2020, also recorded four (4) new cases increasing the number to 12 in the district.

Already Lower Manya Krobo has recorded 70 cases, Asuogyaman (12), Akuapem North(8), Fanteakwa North (6), and Birim Central (2).

Eighty-six (86) of cases representing about 75% of the total case count have recovered in the region.

COVID-19 cases in Ghana currently stand at 6,486 after 220 new cases were recorded.

The number of recoveries has also jumped to 1,951 from 1,898 while the death toll remains at 31.

Source: Ghana/ Ansah

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